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Something Big and Hungry in the Attic…..

I’ve been having ongoing problems with noises in the attic all summer and autumn. Martin (the brother-in-law of Tim my original pest controller) has been back here multiple times to put poison down in the loft to try to get rid of the vermin. In the past that’s always worked, at least temporarily. But not this time – and the scrabbling above my head between midnight and 3am is getting beyond annoying.

Fortunately, Martin is very responsive at coming round when he gets a cry for help from me. He was back again on Friday to investigate further and to top up the bait trays. He poked around in my attic as he usually does, and came back down the ladder with the news that all the bait had gone this time. Usually the mice only eat some of it between his visits. He reckoned that there was more poison eaten in a short time than could reasonably be accounted for by mice. There was something big and hungry visiting my attic. Not what I wanted to hear – though appropriately enough it was Halloween! If I’m lucky, it’s “only” a rat. The worst case would be a squirrel, which really is a very destructive creature.

Martin has put large quantities of bait down, hopefully enough to deal with all the eventualities, and suggested that I get him back in another month to check on how much has been eaten. I’m certainly getting my money’s worth out of the annual contract I have with him!

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  1. David A | 5 November 2014 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Squirrels certainly can be very hungry: 😉

    We once hung out one of those half-coconut shells filled with a fat and seed mixture for the birds, and the whole thing vanished overnight.