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 Posted: Sun Feb 28th, 2010 09:04 pm
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Why anybody would want to keep mice or rats is beyond me, but they still sell them at the pet stores.

We had a pet store next to us when I worked for Westside Maytag Home Appliance Center and they used to chew their way into our store and hide in the appliances.



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They're purchased for feed for snakes, tarantula's etc.



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i got a warranty complaint for a noisey dryer one time
when i got to the house i asked the lady what type of noise and she said it sounds like scratching even when the dryer isn't running

i knocked off the venting and sure enough... out ran this huge rat

walked back upstairs and told the lady... well the dryer wont make that noise anymore, but you better call an exterminator cause something else in your house is about to start making that same noise




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I had a similar problem with rats from a next door store. We had a gay that did upholstery and a the giant parrot thing he kept in his shop. well, the rats found all the bird seed he kept there and like ants multiplied everywhere. They ate thru the wall into our shop and found home in some of our appliances. So one day I deliver this dryer, hook it up in the garage, turn it on, go to pull out the lint filter and out comes this rat with it! poor guy had just had bypass surgery and we both jumped out of our shoes! He caught the rat and thank goodness that he understood how it happened. Needless to say we (all vendors in the plaza) made the guy get rid of the bird.

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Oh, just had a recent one I figured you would all like. I am delivering a washer to this lady. I pull up and there is baskets of bread hanging from the trees. Already thinking omg what have I gotten into. The lady leads me thru a path in the garage to the spot in the house where the washer goes. There is two huge racks of bedding on the adjacent walls as I am hooking up the washer she tells me she is cleaning up the room b-cuz she had mice problems that she took care of. Well, anyways about three days later I am there to service the machine (complaint was leaking and sparking). Didn't hit me till I walked in the house what the problem was going to be. I told her before I looked at it that I didn't think she got all the rats. She said "I'm sure there all gone, there was three nests in the sheets" Well, I proceeded to pop the top on the kitchen aide washer and as soon as I started to lift the lid "POW" out comes a rat! We all jumped (me, her and the rat) and when he scurried off I looked and he had already made a nice nest out of the wires, a wash cloth and lots of grass under the timer. I closed the lid, told her my work here was done and she needn't bother getting another machine for $175 till she took care of her infestation. She called the next day to say the exterminators she called ALL said the house needed to be tented.

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I really just have the typical mouse rat story. I do have one of a WP dryer that would just hum. I get out there the same day she called. Sure enough, I could move the pulley on the motor. So I opened up the blower housing and there was a baby possum in there. He was fresh,dead and stuck.

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found a mouse inside top panel of maytag washer guess he got shocked when he shorted out the fuse for lid switch



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You're weird, Samurai man, but then again you knew that!:P



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No rats, but lots of mice. Also dead birds and cats in dryer vents.

 

Here is a photo of a dead mouse going down the hole that the dishwasher power cord went through.

 

The call was for a dead dishwasher.  I had to remove the mouse and replace the cord.

Under the kitchen floor was a false ceiling in the basement. When I removed the ceiling panel to replace the power cord I got showered with mouse crap. The ceiling was full of mouse crap.



 

Edited to add: by the way, that's not my plumbing job. I think the home owner installed this dishwasher....

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Yes, I love the garden hose on the fill hose. Looks like a DIY hack job.



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