Leave it to John Horgan to find a squib on a topic of interest in my neighborhood--and probably yours too. Roof rats are a common nuisance in B'game. The hawk I mentioned a few weeks back has not visited again to my knowledge and I miss him. Here's John's notice of someone who can help
For more than two decades, diminutive Tina O'Keefe has been a godsend for local property owners afflicted with the troublesome presence of vermin. She is Pacifica's own Rat Lady.
As she puts it, she is more than comfortable exterminating the troublesome rodents (including mice). She's been doing it for so long that it has become old hat.
"I've even dealt with a few two-legged rats in my time," she notes wryly, mentioning no names in particular. A permanent (deadly) solution is not involved in such human cases, however.
But the four-legged version is different; it's firmly in her focused cross-hairs. Tiny Tina and her helpful sons, along with their array of traps and other methods, have eradicated an estimated 14,000 of the annoying rodents through her 27 years, and counting, on the job as, officially, Dirty Rats Rodent Removal.
As luck would have it, she also doubles as a real estate agent on the Coastside. As she puts it, "Any house I sell is rat-free." One would hope.
I may give them a call, but if anyone else has any e rat ification tips, I'm all ears. Pat Giorni's peanut butter suggestion hasn't yielded any results yet.