"Your house? Really should solve the real problem."
That was a strange suggestion to solve the problem.
I live in the Sonora Desert:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sonora_Desert_2007.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonoran_Desert
Along with rabbits and Gambel Quail, http://tolweb.org/treehouses/?treehouse_id=4543
, and snakes, we have about 10-20 pack rats per acre. Once in a while a snake will go into a rat's nest. The coyotes take care of the rabbit population, cats, and stray small dogs.
So far, I like the 3/4 inch flex tubing the best
Burying coax is tough digging, The soil here is what they make Adobe bricks with.