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2169 Mission Street has a little bit of a rat problem. Here are some ways you can help:

Please stick your name next to anything you've completed.

On Going

Food and Kitchen

  • Do not leave food out after you've left the space. Rats love left overs.
  • Use trash cans with lids. Rats love to jump into open cans.
  • Wash all your dishes and put them away. Rats love that you don't clean your plate.

General Space

  • Don't create hiding space. Rats love to hide under and around tight spaces, such as build out materials.
  • Don't create nesting spaces. Rats love them too.
  • Don't leave the doors open during the later hours when no one is around. Rats would much rather walk right in than create a new hole to sneak in.

The War on Rats

Geneva Convention

  • Can't kill or hurt the rats. --The Vegans
  • Can't get a cat. --The Allergenic


  • Find and eradicate (clean with soap to get rid of any scent they'll want to return it) all nests.
    • Under the stairs leading up to the fire escape.
    • In the elevator room.
    • Under the DJ booth.
    • Possibly under the hack and user shelves.
    • Possibly under all the build out materials next to the classrooms.
    • Possibly under all the spare wood and shelves in the shop.
  • Patch all new holes (fill with steel wool and spray foam so they wont bother with it).
    • In the elevator room.
    • Under the DJ booth.
    • Under the stairs leading up to the fire escape.
  • Install rubber gaskets/sweepers under doors to reduce space for the rats to run under.
    • Main entrance.
    • Not-a-fire-escape.
    • Door at the end of the stairs under the DJ booth.


  • Build a better mouse trap.
    • Trap cannot hurt the rats as to not make the vegans angry.
    • Let go of the rats at Pumping Station: One.



  • Get ultrasonic emitters. [1]
  • Set them up outside of the space.
    • At the end of the ledge holding the lights in the main stairs.
    • In the not-a-fire-escape stairwell.
    • At the bottom of the stairs under the DJ booth.
  • See if any humans can hear them.


  • Get some peppermint.
  • Spread it around the space without stinking up the space.