Day 5 – P.S. Who You Gonna Call?


Some of you loyal and friendly followers are wondering what happened with the rat traps I set out last night.

Let me tell you.

I got up early this morning, before the kids, to check on the traps. Basically it was o’dark-thirty. It’s not like I slept well anyways. Visions of carnage floated through my head…

But I digress.

I went downstairs and looked out the back window.  I had strategically placed the traps where they could be seen from the window.  I DID NOT want to see the bodies without a window between us. I looked hard.  They were no where in sight.  The traps that I put out were not there.

But I pressed on.

In an idiotic moment of courage I slipped on my shoes, opened the back door and went out onto the patio. I searched in the dirt along the patio wall, and there they were.  Both traps had been set off.  NO BODY. NO BAIT.  All that my traps did was provide a peanut butter buffet to the neighborhood rodents.  They were licked clean, pushed around my patio in a feeding frenzy. I shudder at the thought.

I have been outwitted.

Not only will I go pay my little “expert” at Home Depot an indignant visit, I’m going to call in professional help.  Now the rats know my number. I’m sure they will be back.


5 thoughts on “Day 5 – P.S. Who You Gonna Call?

  1. Oh my welcome to my world l mixed my bait with peanut butter they eat the bait and go away and die .here in good old blighty we don’t have traps like yours l was well impressed with your jaw like killer l just use bait trays they have their fill and retire back to the place they came from l have found several who go back for more and they die in 24 hours. I have visions of peanut bait parties being held in my shed one of them switches the CD player on and they words tequila come to mind followed by rats dancing . so use bait they eat it l have a bowl spoon gloves to mix my peanut bait yes the rats have their own cutlery as they are frequent guests!!!!! Love Paula x


  2. Forgot to mention this:(
    No. 10 in our countdown of smartest animals is the rat, a highly intelligent yet much-maligned animal in Western cultures. Widely used in research, the lab rat has been known to find shortcuts, loopholes and escape routes in the laboratory experiments designed by the top scientific minds of our time. In Chinese culture, the rat is revered for its cunning and resourcefulness. And for good reason — the rat has successfully colonized every continent on Earth except for Antarctica. And if history is any indication, they’ll be there too soon enough.


  3. I have no advice to help you remove these unwelcome guests from your backyard, however, I have to admit that I have enjoyed your blog posts immensely! Your sense of humour is a ray of sunshine and I’m often chuckling out loud as I read your adventures. Press on!

    Although I’m married, my husband has never been handy to say the least so small repairs always fall on me. I don’t mind, but I’ve had my fair share of Home Depot excursions which result in much judging from the male employees. BUT I have learned a lot and feel empowered each time I accomplish something new.

    You’re doing great! Please keep writing as your honesty and authentic posts are admired and thoroughly enjoyed.



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