My DH and I just spent two days cleaning out the rat feces from the crawl space- evidently they moved in during the "big snow". We did the respirators and the whole bit to get it cleaned out, then laid snap traps down. Next, after all the little nasties are gone, we'll have to replace most of the insulation. Needless to say, we are so sore from the commando crawling under there, we can hardly move! To add insult to injury, as I was napping in preparation for work yesterday (night shift, ER), My Rottweiller/Austrailian Shepherd mix started barking and practically howling at my bedroom window (from inside, next to me). Scared the bejeepers out of me! I sent my daughter to let her out, and she (DD) came running back to my room to inform me there is a BALD EAGLE sitting in the neighbors tree, casually scoping out my yard, and my three chickens! It took off when the dogs went outside, but I know its gonna come back. AACK!! Rats and Eagles! I don't want to know what's next!