Well I got one of them last night. I said one of them, as relief only lasted about 30 minutes until I heard more noises in the wall, LOL. It was just a fluke, as one of my daughters saw it in the garage. I’ll spare you the gory details, but it involved my wife and I chasing it around with a sprayer of bleach and a shovel for about an hour. It was initially kind of aggressive, until I hit it with bleach, and then it was just trying to escape. I ended up estimating his location and hitting him with the shovel through the wall. It went something like this:
I’ve just been using everything and the kitchen sink, and I think it was the combination of factors. Since we sealed up the kitchen, got proper enclosures for the garbage outside, and making regular raids into the attic, they started taking more chances. They really want into that kitchen. I left the kitchen for about an hour and came back and they chewed a hole through the drywall in the ceiling. I think they got so used to living next to people, they had an incredible poker face, I saw them several times just waiting for us to leave thinking we couldn’t see them. I think the suggestion of better and different poisons is the best idea now.