There has been a problem with critters under the house for a while, I'm sure. I can't seem to get husband that worked up about it. No big surprise. He grew up in a rat-trap, so since we have a clean house he just doesn't equate. I noticed evidence near the crawl space in the garage about a month ago. The dogs had fits for a few nights when it was really cold out a few weeks ago. husband was nonplussed. I bought traps and made him set them. To no avail. I called an exterminator who was certain that it must be racoons and set a trap in the back yard with marshmallows that I have had to keep the dogs away from for over a week, to no avail. Tonight I'm unloading the car from a big shopping trip, and about the sixth trip in I look at the trap through my reading glasses from far away - ie: I can't see it - and see that the concrete is really lumpy. And it has pink feet. Ack! That thing had to be three pounds if it was an ounce! So, we have just now had the discussion that not only do new traps need to be bought, sheet metal and drywall and foam and whatever needs to be plastered up on the wall to cover any holes that bring these critters under the house! And this critter gitter guy needs to come back out and examine shtuff. Because I didn't pay $145 for him to leave a trap at my house so that we could do the work! I'm taking a pill and going to bed. EWWW!!