For the past few weeks when I go to bed at the cottage I keep hearing the pitter patter of tiny feet in the middle of the night. No this isn't a new baby but I fear and suspect either mice or rates in the flat roof of my bedroom, furthermore, they are definitely wearing hob-nailed boots!
I have a real hatred/phobia of rates, I am not too keen on mice either but can't bear the thought of them residing in my home, albeit out of sight. I am sure that they must sleep during the day and then have a party in the early hours of the morning because it is always between 12-3am that I hear them clomping around on the ceiling of my bedroom having their own little party.
I was hoping that the warmer weather would drive these critters out into the woods and fields we have surrounding us, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I am petrified that they will chew through electrical wires creating an even bigger problem so I have called in "Pest Control".
One further complication is access to my flat roof. I have walked around the house and can't see anywhere obvious that they are getting into the roof. Even if it is a small entry point, this doesn't help the rat man to put poison or traps down so I was informed that if necessary, I would have to create an access point in the ceiling for them to be able to do this..................Sometimes life is just not simple is it.
Catch you later..................