Proliferation of Rats in Washington State

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Had to reblog this.  It makes me thankful that I live in New England. No rat problem in my town.

Via Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, Wa. Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc):


When Dan Suomi from the Washington State Department of Agriculture spoke to the home inspection training class at Bellingham Technical College recently, he stated that some areas of the northwest are having a rat population boom.

I have got to say that I sure do see a ton of rats anymore. I see them in low-end houses and also in high-end homes.

Dan said that the intruders are a combination of Norway rats and roof rats (no relation to Nutsy S. Wallenda).

Below is a photo of Dan with one such critter that is going nowhere in a hurry. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Steven L. Smith

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