below are some photos of the current rat situation. at this point I have laid wire mesh along the entire length of the side yard along the house wall - they definitely have a nest down there somewhere. this includes recent holes behind the restaurant air-conditioner that I’ve filled 3 times in a week and now covered with mesh. I ripped out the ground cover in the front as they seemed to like to hide in there but we’re back to huge burrows in the front yard. I’m getting ready to cover that with mesh next, but that’s a bit unrealistic. I’ve also tried sprinkling a anti-rat powder and bought cheesy plastic owls!
I think J told you about the rats in the garbage. he continues to have to be the person who empties the trash bin on mon/wed/fri and if we’re not home to do it, the trash sits in there for weeks. rats are in and out constantly. the trash being thrown on the ground at night in front of the restaurant doesn’t help either.
all this to ask if you are getting the metal bins/lids for the big box? and can you work with the restaurant to have them put their trash in a metal bin at night - with a lid?
thanks as always