Don't mention bl**dy rats! I put some rat poison down in my worshop the other day, more as a precaution than anything else. I checked on it a week later and the lot had gone!!!
I have put a pile down this time, but the strange thing is there is absolutely no sign of rats or mice anywhere in the shop. I even moved all the stacks of logs and timber to check underneath, but nothing.
Yes - I do feel very guilty about subjecting the poor things to a painful death for only doing what comes naturally to them, but I can't have rats in my workshop. What if they start munching on my stock of exotic timber turning blanks? :shock:
It was bad enough having to pay for that lot once - I certainly don't want to have to replace it!!! :evil:
In about three months when you don't know where that awful smell is coming from, you'll suddenly remember! We had rat(s) in our house and they curled up to die around the CH pipes somewhere under the floors. It took nearly a year for the smell to finally go away.
The damage that they do outweighed any qualms I might have had.