This is just a friendly family alert.
If either the [neighbor down the street– name withheld to protect the innocent] or the Rote house is involved in an explosion, you can let the nice agents from the BATF know that there was no terrorism – foreign or domestic – involved.
It’s just that Kyle, Mary Lynne, Richard and Beth have turned into Bill Murray in Caddyshack. It’s either us or the gophers now. We have used sprays, granules, pellets (toxic and non-toxic), traps (humane only), Tabasco sauce. We have encouraged our pets to go after small rodents. Beth has also trapped 70 chipmunks. I am hopelessly behind her with only 9. She has also hired ‘professionals.’ I think explosives are the only thing left. At least if we accidentally blow up our houses, we won’t have to pay our outrageous city taxes.