Marked for excavation!
An excavator and two dumpsters now wait in the rat trailer yard. And the spray-painted markings and flags are oh-so-close to my garden. But I'm thinking these might be "do not dig here" designations.
The demolition guys certainly are piecing out the pre-piecing out. In the meantime, my friendly neighbor across the lane has been piecing out pieces of the trailer. A skirt panel here, a downspout there.
And by now, to my knowledge, the rat activity has vanished. So there will not be a muroid exodus to my trailer. There will still be, however, a toxic dust cloud, which I will escape by closing all my windows and turning my air purifier on full blast!