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Last week’s poll asked whether you used your horn to alert other drivers to your presence or displeasure. The results were split almost straight down the middle between “Yes” and “Rarely” and I have to admit I was a bit surprised there weren’t more “Rarely” or “No” votes being that this is Minnesota after all. Just so you know, a few hours before posting this, The Wife used her horn to share her presence and displeasure at a moron in our neighborhood who thought he was going to just roll right out in front of us without stopping at an intersection. Fun times.
This week’s poll comes after speaking with a reader who noted there was a bat in their home this weekend. This is not the first time it has happened either. The first time they were sleeping in bed and awoke to find it sharing the bed with them. While they attempted to get the rabies shots, the clinic refused and said the MDH told them it was highly unlikely they were bitten. This is directly counter to what I have heard from others about bats in the home,
Anyway this week’s poll is about any sort of critter in your home and what you had to do to get rid of them. The only ones I’ve ever dealt with in Minnesota are ants and they generally only show up in the spring during the heavy rains. However, when living in PA my father found a family of mice living in the foundation. He cut a hole in to the cinderblocks and pulled out garbage bags full of their nest and then went above and beyond to ensure they were dead and out.
What about you? What home invading pests have you had to deal with? Have you ever had a bat in your home and did you have to get the shots? What about other less dangerous pests like mice, squirrels, and raccoons? Do you normally eradicate them yourself or do you hire someone to do it for you? Do you prefer more humane trappings or the old fashioned kind (deadly devices and/or chemicals)? Whatever you have to say about this one vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.