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Q: Have you found that chinese find in someway ok to have rats inside their homes?

They seem to not care and seems like they ignore the nasty places rats usually live in or the diseases they can transmit.

Cleanliness & hygiene are an utopia when you realize how they deal when they have a rat inside home.

Any experiences, comments or suggestions?

 

5 years 51 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Shanghai

 
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I completely disagree and don't know what kind of under-developed little village you're living in. The Chinese homes I've been in were spotless and even put my mother's cleaning obsession to shame. Most Chinese (I'm talking about the ones who live in cities any way), are very aware of pollution and germs and try very hard to keep their homes clean. This means taking off shoes when entering the home, having easy-to-clean floor tiles all over the flat which are mopped regularly, using bleach and other cleaning agents. In some homes, it's next to impossible to get rid of cockroaches and other small insects, but no middle class family would even for a second, tolerate having a rat in their homes.

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Where are you living?????

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  No idea what you're talking about with the rats, but I have gotten used to cockroaches now. It used to be that i'd jump on a chair, stand on one leg, clutch my cheeks and scream if I saw one; now I just throw them a crust of my sandwich and go back to bed.

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My first Chinese girlfriend grew up with rats. They bit her, and shit like that.

 

My second Chinese girlfriend also grew up with rats. They bit her, and shit like that.

 

My wife grew  up with rats, too. They also bit her, and shit like that.

 

I think my wife gave me rabies.

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TMC was established before the bubonic plague, and the discovery of micro biology. Therefore it does not take into account  any of these things. Also TMC uses feces of animals in their concoctions. So people are completely in the dark when it comes to these things.

 

And yes, these places do exist. Most places I've been to were rat free. But there are places that are infested (I once stayed at a complex near little London in Guangzhou)

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