First cockroaches, now rats.
I just got out the shower to get ready to actually meet some friends and RELAX for once, and as I'm getting out the shower, I saw a RAT squeezing and wiggling itself under the door crack to get INSIDE the bathroom I was locked in. I shouted an expletive and it turned around thank god...but now who fucking knows where in the house it ran off to NEST and BREED...
Now I can't relax, I'm waiting outside for my friend to pick me up because I'm afraid to see the rat again or hear its feet thumping against the hardwood as it scurries, I'm afraid that it burrowed in my pile of dirty laundry and will pop out randomly or that I'll accidentally bump it with my foot or that it'll sneak inside my jeans and run up my leg...
So let's examine how this fucking happened:
1. My 3 roommates constantly leave MEAT and FOOD out on counters overnight, or for days at a time, despite my constantly riding their ass like a Harley Fatboy.
2. They leave the garage door (that opens to our living quarters) OPEN. So whatever rodents are in there have instant VIP access directly to our kitchen.
3. They leave standing water in bowls, dishes, flooded shower stalls, etc. AND THEN LEAVE THE BATHROOM DOOR OPEN. Free refreshing beverages for the rats! Grow, thrive, breed, frighten!
I don't even want to come back home, and I don't even want to sleep in my bed, because 1) I'm afraid rats might be burrowed in my comforter, and 2) I don't want it to crawl on me at night.
Why I'm venting here on an MBTI forum of all places, IDK, but I'm losing my fucking mind and I want to move out RIGHT NOW. When she picks me up, I'm going to insist on going to the drugstore ASAP to pick up mousetraps before it closes while I'm out, but I really really don't want to SEE and/or SMELL the rat, much less cart out the plump carcass (feel the weight of the disgusting thing) and dump it somewhere.
Anyone else with pest control problems? How do/did you get rid of them?? I DON'T WANT TO GET THE BUBONIC PLAGUE OR RABIES.