How to get rid of rats from your home – The Times


Recommended by Dikshit Aryal, Published on November 17th, 2019

When a rodent bit her husband on the foot, Jayne Dowle realised she had a problem

The first time I heard a scrabbling noise behind the Rangemaster, I put it down to the oven cooling after a particularly vigorous bread-baking session. I accused the squirrels of shredding paper, and blamed the rattling in the kitchen ceiling on the hot water pipes. I even told one friend, alarmed at the scratching noise in the cooker hood, that jackdaws often squabbled in the chimney. At worst, I thought there might be a few mice.

Until I discovered my unwanted house guests, I was in a state of denial. Rats? No way. Yet it was hard to ignore the problem when one, hiding in my husbands boot, bit him on the foot. A few days later the cat killed another; a clatter of chairs,

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