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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    Quote Originally Posted by swampymarsh View Post
    Barb I hope it's a nice day in Chicagoland to turn some dirt.
    I was turning some dirt quite nicely, and having a really marvelous time. Got some plants planted, and was sitting down near the picnic table chatting with my tenant. My husband picked out this really beautiful yellow, "Knock Out Rose". I was reading the label that come with plants, and admiring the rose. Then my neighbor and I got distracted by what we thought was a squirrel scurrying through the yard. It was the usual place where squirrels usually scurry. However, it was a huge RAT! I am not exaggerating, and it was just on the other side of the chain link fence that divides my yard with my neighbor to the East. My tenant screamed. I think I was too shocked to yell. The RAT ran in the opposite direction, thank goodness. Well now I am too upset to plant anything else, and my "braver than me tenant" helped me carry everything inside. We then called Rodent Control. They are supposed to send someone out in the next few days, so they can bait my property, talk to my neighbor, and bait my alley. Not sure when I will get the planting done. I am too afraid to see that RAT, or his buddies again.

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    One advantage to having a cat in the house is that generally speaking, rodents will avoid said house. They can smell the cat, and won't risk it.

    I've found this to be mostly true in my own experience.

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    The problem with living in the city is there are way too many people, and people are slobs. Chicago needs to get better garbage cans, for one thing. Also I should have called Rodent Control last Fall when I was convinced I saw baby rats crawling. My husband thought I was nuts. This is all in the same area that we had a rat problem about 15 years ago when Sean was young.

    We have 5 cats in the house, but they don't leave the house, and the rat was not in the house. He was in the yard. Never had mice in my house thank goodness, or I wouldn't be living here. We'd be moving. My younger son tells me to move.

    Right now I am plain scared, and hope I don't have nightmares tonite.

    Of course, it doesn't help that Chicago has had 2 back to back mild Winters.

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    The cats will keep the rats and mice out. But yes, I see what you mean about them being outside.

    A couple of barn cats turned loose would cut back on them a bit.......

    Lol.

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    I just wish I would have gotten all the planting done, before I saw that stupid rat.

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    Hello all!

    Well I did nothing outside today. It was probably over 90 degrees today since it was already 104 in Palm Springs. Should of worked on laundry but I cleaned both bathrooms and watched some tv. Now just chillaxin and thinking about making a glass of water. Even got the fan on in here and I never turn on the fan unless its massively hot. Something tells me I'm not going to tolerate this summer as well as I usually do.




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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    hi penguinsoda

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    Hey Rex howz it going?




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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    It was about 85 here today. Spent most of the day outside, trimming up the trees, etc.

    Yep, gonna be a hot one this year!!

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    I'm headed for bed. Just don't let me dream about rats.

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    I'm gonna nanner out too.

    See y'all later!

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    Quote Originally Posted by micromind View Post
    One advantage to having a cat in the house is that generally speaking, rodents will avoid said house. They can smell the cat, and won't risk it.

    I've found this to be mostly true in my own experience.
    A good trick if you have a dog or cat, is save their fur, and put it around gardens to keep rodents away. I've heard it works with human hair but Barb left her extra hair in the Magic Kingdom.
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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    Quote Originally Posted by swampymarsh View Post
    A good trick if you have a dog or cat, is save their fur, and put it around gardens to keep rodents away. I've heard it works with human hair but Barb left her extra hair in the Magic Kingdom.
    Um... thats interesting. I hadn't heard that but it makes sense.

    Well tomorrow is another Monday so as much as I would like to hang out... better head to bed for me!

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

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    Hey Rex howz it going?
    doing good. i lost track of time there penguinsoda. my mistake. lol. how are you?

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    Re: RCMC # 132 : We're Zany To The Max! So Just Sit Back And Relax !

    Quote Originally Posted by swampymarsh View Post
    A good trick if you have a dog or cat, is save their fur, and put it around gardens to keep rodents away. I've heard it works with human hair but Barb left her extra hair in the Magic Kingdom.
    Swampy, you always make me laugh. I'd gladly shave my head, if it would keep those horrible creatures gone permanently. The really scary part was this happened at 5 p.m. in bright sunshiny weather. Used to be if you ever saw any rodents, it was after dark, or very early in the morning.

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