Exterminator X to the edge of panic
December 12, 2013 3:43 AM Subscribe
We're renting a mid-50s house in south Minneapolis and have an unwanted guest (mouse). Our cat decided today was a good day to try and become a hero mouser but failed miserably so we spent this morning tearing our living room apart trying to catch the mouse she captured to show us but failed to kill. We're calling the exterminator this morning to get someone out today and need to be prepared. Help us!
posted by anonymous to Home & Garden (13 answers total)
Our rental house (single family) is "managed" through Renters Warehouse but requires the approval of the owners for any repairs or maintanence, who have been less than helpful during our time here. As a result we're paying for this on our own but, having rented apartments for the last seven years, we haven't ever had to deal with rodent issues or homeowner neglect before and want to make sure we do this properly.
After we moved in we noticed that the owners must have had problems with mice before (we found traps) but, being the incompetent cheap boobs they are, never addressed the entry points. We're both disgusted by having a mouse in the house and want to make sure we, to the best of our abilities, eliminate any that are in the house currently and keep any and all future ones out. Below are the questions and concerns we currently have for the exterminator:
- Get the mouse we almost captured today out of the house ASAP.
- Figure out where he came in and close it off immediately.
- Are there others in the house we haven't seen?
- What do we need to do to keep them out moving forward and how are they getting in to the house to begin with.
We don't care what it costs to get this resolved but we need it resolved ASAP before one or both of us totally blow a head gasket and read the owners the riot act while sharting on them. We just need to get this done ASAP and be assured that no more uninvited guest make an appearance in our house.
We're both at our breaking point with the level of homeownership neglect by these nincompoops and need to get this issue addressed ASAP. Since we've moved in we've spent well over $2,000 making repairs and cleaning up messes left by the current homeowner and are starting to consider terminating our lease if we continue to fund and perform maintenance that the homeowners should have done well before we moved in.
We do have a cat but, as I mentioned above, her mouser abilities are severely lacking. She did manage to catch the mouse this morning but didn't bother killing it and quickly ran away once it started running around the living room. To be fair, I did squeal a bit when it ran across my foot during my failed attempt to catch it.