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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:01 AM
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Help: Hoarder = Rats and Mice = Needs Extermination
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So my stepmother is a hoarder and has a storage room and garage full of rotting boxes and other stuff. There are also stuff and document caches throughout the house. So my sister, brother, father, and stepmother have a rat-mice problem? Have you hired an exterminator to deal with this problem before? What did they do to control the problem? How much would it cost for a 4 bedroom home in a major urban market? Did the exterminator succeed at his work? Were you satisfied with their work? Any words of advice?

I think the biggest problem is going to be getting stuff tossed out/moved and doubly so since my father and stepmother are not living in the house now due to their rental property going to shit. My brother is in denial, and getting a hoarder to clean up her junk is a ridiculous proposition, especially since it's been this way for 7 years. Do you have a hoarder in your family? How did you deal with them? My stepmother is not of sound mind and extremely temper mental and my father is elderly and senile.

I've literally watched them cook obviously rotten chicken, letting the smell permeate the house, and then deny there's a problem. I couldn't take it anymore and moved out to another state a long plane ride away. I'm really worried about the family dogs health with the rats-mice and the amount of droppings (the smell of ammonia was overpowering three months ago in certain parts of the house). I'm thinking of just laying out all the consequences in a logical manner to them and hoping for the best. Oy vey.

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