In my Life this week...
According to a news paper article I recently read states that because of all the construction on the sewers and interstate near my house many hundreds of thousands of rats are running loose through my area of the city and are seeking shelters near or in homes. ( like ours). You can see them running around at night in back yards where children play. Our city is not doing much about it either. They have put hundreds of lbs of rat poison in the sewers but the rats are not found there they are in neighborhoods like mine.
A rat has now chewed a hole under my back door into the dining room crawl space. We STILL have rat problem!! My husband thought that all the Decon he put out killed them but he was WAY wrong. We now have hired an exterminator who set up 4 bait stations in our backyard for the rats to feed on, he will switch to a different poison each week for 4 weeks. We also have snap traps in our garage as well. The exterminator came out today to show me how to get my dead rats out and reset them.
One of the big problem we have in our yard is a HUGE oak tree, he said they attract rats because they love the acorns. He also mentioned that they love to eat dog poop. Yum! I am religious about cleaning up ours everyday but my neighbors do not clean their poop up, EVER and they have 3 dogs! You can see all the rats digging tunnels under our fence to feed over there.
Would it be un ethical to place some dead rats in their driveway so they can SEE there is a problem, maybe then they would start cleaning up poop!
In our homeschool week..
Well we are on vacation this week so I have been busy planning next months lessons. We are going to be studying Asia.
A quote to share...
We were just heading outside to play and Duck says to me "its freezing outside it's 30:10, and that's a lot of money!" lol I think we need to work on time, measurement, and money a bit more, he seems confused ......lol!