Push & Pull: Exterminate

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It’s raining; it’s pouring, and the whole world is snoring.  BUT I’M not.  I’m living in an optical illusion… nothing is real — or is it?  Insomnia has set! Thanks to my vent rat I have lost all ability to function as a normal human being.

I’m averaging about 2 hours of sleep a night — based on a three week sleeping period.  I’ve become so tired that even if I had a quiet place to rest, I doubt I would sleep.  My eyes are burning, and I see thing out of the corner of my eyes that literally startle the shit out of me.  It would almost be fun if I didn’t feel so physically shit.

Seeing my distress this morning, my boss pulled out a box of rat poison from his desk drawer and said, “this will do the trick; just don’t put it anywhere your dog can get it.”  If you haven’t been following along through my previous posts, let me catch you up.  I own a cute little mobile home, which is situated in a beautiful mountain valley.  I get deer, bears, coyotes, chipmunks, and groundhogs in my yard all the time.  Mice are also in abundance, but they are easy to manage.  This year, my town has been plagued with an unruley bunch of pack rats.  To my dismay, they have decided to make my ventilation system their home. The duct system in a mobile home runs underneath the flooring.  It’s only assessible from underneath the trailer, and the rats have dug their way under my skirting, and have found an entrance point.  I have set up several very large rat traps to eradicate the little bastards, but NO luck.  Every night, I crawl into bed hoping maybe this is the night I won’t hear it (them), and every night by 10pm it begins.   The running, banging, and clawing… it’s endless, and it’s driving me crazier than I already am.

I’ve called the pest control, but all they do is set up traps.  I’m not spending money on something I’ve already tried which isn’t working.   I’m at the breaking point now, so tonight, I will be putting out the poison.  I realize there is a chance of the rat dying in a spot I will be unable to get at, but I don’t care at this point.  Once I catch it, I will be calling the vent cleaning company to suck out any nasties left behind.  I am lucky they have not found a way into my house, but I can’t take one more day, night, minute living with the sound of rats.  I’m tired…. soooooo tired.

The song has nothing to do with my post at all, butI’ve been listening to it for days, as it fits my mood.



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