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Wheelie feed up with Rats

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Message 1 - posted by tpebop, Jul 7, 2007

A long time ago because of a rat problem in the area near our flats Oxford City Council locked up our bin store. It was replaced with a large wheelie bin.On friday I went to put rubbish in the bin & found there was a LIVE rat in it.To day is Saturday & the Council pest control office have still not returned my phone call from Friday or replied to my email.Today there are 2 LIVE rats in the bin.The smell outside is terrible.A neighbour has heard scratching noises in the wall by her kitchen window.She hopes its mice !!!!
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Message 2 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Jul 7, 2007

So, it's got to be the Council's fault. Could it perhaps be something to do with what you put in your bin?
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Message 3 - posted by tpebop, Jul 7, 2007

Yes it is the councils fault. Had you read my message, it says we have a long running problem here with rats.It was their solution to lock the bin store & put a wheelie bin.The rats are getting into the wheelie bin thro a ventilation hole in the bottom.A neighbour has contacted pest control.Earliest they can come is 19th July. Good to hear they see it as an urgent problem !!!! Then I am not Jean Foukes
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Message 4 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Jul 7, 2007

The rats are getting into the wheelie bin thro a ventilation hole in the bottom.

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I didn't know wheelie bins had ventilation holes. Ours certainly haven't, because that might cause a sticky mess to leak out of the bottom, and that would attract rats. Of course, it all depends on what is put in there in the first place.

Either you've got some fair holes on your bin, or very small rats.
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Message 5 - posted by U4357578, Jul 7, 2007

Is there a statistic that states that you're never more than 50 ft from a rat?

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Message 6 - posted by Rob, Jul 7, 2007

You tell us.......I thought it was 15.

Or it could be just a mouse click away.
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Message 7 - posted by miahigh, Jul 7, 2007

<biggrin>
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Message 8 - posted by patsy, Jul 7, 2007

I thought it was 3 metres. <smiley>

ps. Rats should not be able to get into a wheelie bin if the lid is shut properly.

Is there a statistic that states that you're never more than 50 ft from a rat?

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Message 9 - posted by PlainAshington, Jul 7, 2007

I thought it was ten feet in towns due to sewagage systems.

My wheelie bin hasn't got holes in it; are you talking metal bid or plastic?
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Message 10 - posted by Alan Amp, Jul 7, 2007

Hello Rob , How yer doing <biggrin>
You tell us.......I thought it was 15.

Or it could be just a mouse click away.

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Message 11 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Jul 7, 2007

My wheelie bin hasn't got holes in it; are you talking metal bid or plastic?

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I'm wondering whether they were Council-supplied holes ...
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Message 12 - posted by tpebop, Jul 7, 2007

Its a metal bin.Supplied by the Council,It came with a ventalation hole.All that goes in the bin is domestic rubbish from 6 flats.Everyone puts their rubbish in tied plastic bags.
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Message 13 - posted by PlainAshington, Jul 7, 2007

Torch the bin at 2am; you are talking about a skip on wheels.

Or before I get modded again! Environment Agency - polution of a water course. Drains drain somewhere?

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Message 14 - posted by tpebop, Jul 8, 2007

Even though its the weekend Have now managed to make contact with Andrew Smith MP.He is getting onto the Council Monday morning.Now perhaps something will be done to end this whole saga.
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Message 15 - posted by tpebop, Jul 10, 2007

Well Andrew didnt live up to his promise.We phoned the council again & at last got action. Yesterday ,The area around the bin was baited.Today the bin will be replaced.We were told by the man from the council who came yesterday,that bait should have been laid every 2 weeks in the past.Be interesting to see if that happens in future.
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Message 16 - posted by GrumpyOldGit, Jul 10, 2007

Be interesting to see if that happens in future.

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And if the Council don't to it, there's nothing stopping you from doing it yourself, is there?
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Message 17 - posted by tpebop, Jul 11, 2007

Its now Wednesday morning & the Wheelie bin has not been replaced. Council have now said it will be done today.To grumpyoldgit.This whole thing is the fault of the council.If they had done their job months ago & done something to kill off the rats.Their only solution back then was to provide our blocks of flats with a large wheelie bin.No attempt was made to tackle the problem.
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Message 18 - posted by witchymummy, Jul 11, 2007

I had a similar prob to this 5 years ago when living in Croydon. It was left and left and eventually I got so annoyed I rang up and got the number of my local councillor. He called me back and said something would be done straight away - he was right it was - that very same day - about the only time a councillor has done something useful!
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Message 19 - posted by jezabell33, Aug 1, 2007

A long time ago because of a rat problem in the area near our flats Oxford City Council locked up our bin store. It was replaced with a large wheelie bin.On friday I went to put rubbish in the bin & found there was a LIVE rat in it.To day is Saturday & the Council pest control office have still not returned my phone call from Friday or replied to my email.Today there are 2 LIVE rats in the bin.The smell outside is terrible.A neighbour has heard scratching noises in the wall by her kitchen window.She hopes its mice !!!!

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Did you know that a group of rats is called a Mischief, not sure what two is called.......<erm>
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