Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the new blog! Just to hope you have a restful day and a wonderful year ahead.
And here's an interesting article about how cats were used to get rid of a rat problem - note, the cats didn't have to KILL the rats just leave their scent around for the rats and mice to decide to leave the area alone. That's one thing people often ask - if cats kill rats and mice - but often they just need to be present for the mice and rats to move away. That's certainly been my experience when I moved once - the mice all vacated the building once my cats moved in.