I always look at rat jobs as a way to challenge myself to solve the problem for my customers. They’re not easy and it takes years before you can say that you’re good at them. Rats are going to be around for a long time. They are everywhere and they have nothing else to do but crawl around all hours of the night looking for food and trying to get into properties. And they use any entrance they can find or create. This particular job in San Pedro was a rough start. Any time I hear a customer say “we’ve had several companies out and no one can figure it out!” it makes me think twice, but I’ve been doing this long enough to know that if no one could find the opening, it’s probably a plumbing issue. I go in the attic and find nothing. Then I check under the house and boom! open pipe that leads from the crawl space under the house to the sub floor under the tub in the bathroom. The pipe is not being used for anything so I just sealed it up. The bathroom was remodeled and some contractors will just leave things there that are not in use because they think it’s won’t matter. In most cases, it won’t. But in this case, it was a thoroughfare for rats. Now, all I have to do is find the opening(s) that the rats are using to access the crawl space to get to the pipe, seal it and that’s it! Customer was very happy and I’m off to the next one.