Rats & Cats & Roaches - Part 1 - Dirty Stuff

February 16th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Messy houses are featured on A&E TV’s “Hoarders” show.  Photos of dirty houses are seen on websites like this one.  But to truly appreciate the splendor of these homes, you have to experience them in person by sight, smell, touch, and aftertaste.  I had the pleasure of visiting this Phoenix home on Sunday after being told of it by its neighbor.

Warning:  The photos shown here might be upsetting to some viewers.  We will ease you in slowly to the dirt, dust, & filth.  You have been warned.  Just be glad you can’t smell it.

When someone hangs flystrips in a bedroom, you know there’s a problem.

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The house has a heavy smell of cats.  Lots of them probably.  According to the neighbor, the landscaping was completely overgrown; the front & back yards have since been scraped down to dirt.  The house inside has been cleared out, but you can imagine it was packed to the gills.  Spider webs are found in every room of the house as you can see here.

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People live in filth for physical, mental, emotional, and/or financial reasons.  This is the master bathroom.  Can you imagine using this bathroom?  Ick.

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See the yellow wall to the right of the sink in the above photo?  This is what that wall looks like.  The place was so disgusting that they removed the cabinet.  Rats nested in the bathroom cabinet and peed & pooped on the wall.  Sorry…you were warned.

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Hold your breath and walk over to the kitchen’s breakfast area.  This is where you’d enjoy a cup of coffee?

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The kitchen cabinets were removed because they were so disgusting.  The dark dots are empty cockroach egg sacs.

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Aren’t cockroaches fun?

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Rat poop in the stove burner trays.  Lots of it.  Gag.

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The cat pee smell, the spider webs, the roaches, the rat poop, and filth gave me the heebie jeebies.  I went home and took a shower.

In the next post, we’ll look at the damage from neglect.

Tags: Bathroom · Kitchen · Safety Issue · Phoenix Homes · Dirt, Dust, & Filth · Fixer-Upper · Hall of Shame - Messy

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Murphy // Feb 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Rat/mouse urine and feces are just as pungent as cat urine. They can’t ever be entirely eliminated. I had this problem in a tool shed years ago.

  • 2 maria // Feb 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Nothing like a bunch of cucarachas getting together and socializing.
    Laissez les bons temps rouler!

    Happy Mardi Gras!

  • 3 felixthecat // Feb 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    I viewed these pictures right after eating dinner. I thought that the “Verminators” TV show had suppressed my gag reflex, but I was totally wrong.

    Some people, like my youngest brother and his family, live like this for the simple reason of sloth. The last time that we visited, we would go to use the gas station bathroom to avoid catching a disease.

  • 4 Melinda // Feb 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Ummm…so, was the house still occupied by humans at the same time as the rats and roaches? Yikes. This one is a tear-down, no question about it.

  • 5 Veronica // Apr 17, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    If I lived there, I would- oh wait, I wouldn’t want to live there anyway.

  • 6 Lun // Sep 4, 2010 at 4:36 am

    ew! y would someone live there!? who knows what other bugs and diseases and fungi live there?!

  • 7 Jaitak // May 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I don’t think I can live there even a big clean up task.
    Can you guys imagine at night time when they come out and play around.

    No way!

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