This rat problem has to stop. Let’s be honest, THEY ARE RATS! I don’t care what the exterminator says…THEY ARE RATS! It looks like a rat. It moves like a rat. It leaves droppings like a rat. It is the size of a rat trap. The damn thing is a rat. Let’s just call it what it is. Or what they are. This whole situation is out of control. The exterminator came in and put out mouse snap traps and sticky paper. Nothing. He came back to rebait the traps and ended up putting out large rat traps. Nothing. Poison. The poison is gone, but nothing. He then returned with even more poison in these giant black hotels. These rats are smart….oh but I am smarter. I wonder if the exterminator will refund my money if I catch these jerks myself. Because we basically cut them off from one entrance they proceeded to make another. And another and another. I went through the house on my hands and knees trying to figure out where they are coming from and where they are going. I was very successful. I found the missing glue trap, from beside the dryer, underneath our dishwasher which had leaked a month before from a mysterious hole in the hose.(Hmm..) In the cabinet underneath the sink is a pool of rat droppings and filth. (We haven’t gone in those cabinets since the dishwasher fiasco a month ago. And before it definitely didn’t have crap riddled everywhere.) There is a hole that leads the hoses from the garbage disposal to the dishwasher and if you follow those you will see more crap and filth under the dishwasher where they have been hanging out. I wondered why Chubs would cry randomly at night. He wanted to eat those damned things!! This weekend we are pulling out everything in the kitchen. I want it all gone. I don’t care if all I’m left with is a stove and a sink…these rodents need to get out!