Mark McLellan (gentleman, scholar and acrobat) muses out loud.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
There's a rat in mi kitchen (2)
Unlike the last rat which expired tidily in the dustbin [There's a rat in mi kitchen (1)] this rat is very much alive and living under my floor boards. I spotted him last week scuttling in through a broken airbrick giving access to the sub-floor void at the front of the house. This would explain the damp, musty smell we had noticed in the cellar.
Fortunately Wandsworth provide a free pest control service for rats in private dwellings. The Rat Catcher Vermin Control Officer was of the opinion that there was a whole family of them judging by the patter of tiny footprints in the dust. So he laid a bait box down and stuffed a heap of bait sticks through the airbrick using his bare hands.
He did mention that he tended to bleed profusely if cut but what can he expect if he handles anti-coagulants without gloves - silly man!
Sixty-something male IT consultant living and working in London. Married to Mary, with one cat and enjoying a dinky lifestyle in one of the greatest cities in the world. I do not blog political commentary, my work or my inner emotional life. That leaves my life really and the world around me. Enjoy it or not as you wish. For more see my Blog Manifesto