Two days after we arrived we heard a clawing and gnawing noise coming from under our cabinets. A few days later we began to smell a horrible smell coming from the same area. We realized that a rat had gotten under the cabinets and died.
The day the kitchen was crawling with maggots was the day that Lincoln and my dad decided that it was time to get the rat out. They cut access holes in the bottoms of all of the lower kitchen cabinets. They found the dead rat, 3 live mice and numerous nests.
They cleaned everything out, sealed up all the holes and repaired the cabinets.
This picture shows a huge mess of sunflower seeds, maggots, plastic bags and other miscellaneous items used for nest making under the cabinet.
Here's Lincoln with the dead rat. That's what we had for dinner that night. (I'm joking.)