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Rats! All He Needed was a Warm Bed

A rat in the insulation

  With this polar vortex swirling around most of us, it stands to reason that furry creatures will also seek shelter from the storm.  In this crawlspace, I found a rat nestled into the insulation. For further warmth he rested himself upon the heating vent to fight off the winter chill. Just wanted to share this find with you today and remind all of you to stay safe, as well as warm, in the low temps and subzero windchills!


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Hi David,

Man Oh Man. I can see the rat jumping out on you as you investigated further. LOL

I usually don't mess with the "Homes" of the pets, just report what i find. The buyers may not have an issue with a family of "Pet's in the crawl space" LOL

Have a good day in the Atlanta area. Nice post.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 5 years ago

Well, I don't mess with them either - I just photographed him. The wildlife control experts with our local pest control company helped relocate him : )

Posted by Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections, Experience the IHI Difference (IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581) over 5 years ago

I guess we all like a warm cozy place when it's cold, even if we do have a fur coat. 

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 5 years ago

I want to say GROSS but then again, I sort of feel bad for it! The things you must uncover! My tree guy told me yesterday he wanted to wait to cut down one of the trees because a raccoon had made a home and he really didn't want to kill it. I hope he leaves on his own before he is evicted!

Posted by Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker, RVA Home Team - Winning with Integrity. (RVA Home Team) over 5 years ago