Please do not flip the front porch light switch. The light will not come on. What happens is the breaker trips, and the freezer is on that circuit.
I could tape over the light switch. That would be the epitome of lazyness, as the cause of the short needs to be addressed. The cause screeches.
Bat? There are many of them around and I love the little guys. We have almost no mosquitoes in the damp place and I thank them.
Rat? Don’t know. I’d rather it be a bat any day.
Meanwhile, I put a bunch of solar path lights around the porch. And I sweep away the droppings…unsightly right in front of the door.