I live in a high density urban environment and a fact of life when living in the big city is pests. Pests like mice, raccoons, and rats.
But my wife and I have enlisted an efficient and economical method of pest control. We have a dog and a cat.
Our dog is an effective deterrent when it comes to raccoons. Whenever she sees or even senses a raccoon, she’s off to the races, running the critter up a tree or over a fence. She also goes after squirrels and gophers with the same zeal. So far, though, she has yet to catch any of her prey.
Our cat, on the other hand, is a more adept hunter. On more than one occasion, he has presented us with a gift in the form of a recently deceased mouse or rat, like the poor rat in the picture above. It’s then my job to pick up the spoils of my cat’s hunt in a baggie and deposit it into the trash, while my wife rewards our cat for its offering by giving him a treat.
So forget about hiring expensive pest control companies. Pets are the best form of pest control.
This is my entry for today’s WordPress one-word prompt, “pest.”