Post by Jan and Shah on Oct 2, 2016 5:20:30 GMT -5
another Mouse boy has shown up. They don't home do they??? This one is getting into the lounge room (unless there are 2 mice) so have blocked off the hole behind the heater that he is using and have set another trap in the kitchen. I have been feeling mighty pleased with myself today for removing the mouse from last night - never crossed my mind that there might have been more.
Post by Jan and Shah on Oct 2, 2016 8:41:42 GMT -5
The trap went off about 10pm so took it down the backyard and released it. The guy next door was in his yard and said he had caught 2 the previous night. It is now 12.40pm. The trap has gone off again and another mouse ran through the loungeroom as I was walking through. So, that is 4 and counting. Looks like I have a whole family of mice
I guess the word got out-- "mouse party at Jan's house." It does usually seem that where there's one mouse, more are sure to follow. It can be hard to find all the places they can use to get inside a house, since they can squeeze through some remarkably small openings. Hope that you can capture the entire population of rodent invaders.
Post by Jan and Shah on Oct 3, 2016 0:32:11 GMT -5
I have decided to set the kill traps as I just don't know how many are in the house. One ran up the curtain in my bedroom this morning so decided to do a mouse inspection. Virtually every room had mouse sign in it - including the birds' room. It appears they have either been here for a while or the population has just grown dramatically. Either way, I cant have them in the house and I cant keep letting them go down the backyard in case they find their way back in. They are just so cute and I feel bad but it appears they have been taking material to make further nests.
You gotta do what you gotta do. We have had mice on occasion in the house (usually just one or two at a time), but it can be a problem if they get into the wall spaces...we don't have a landline phone anymore, due to mice/rats getting into one of the walls and chewing through the phone line. I was too complacent at the time to spend money on another landline point in the house, so we've just have mobile phones for the last 6 years or so. The plus side is that we've had virtually no calls from charities or salespeople.
A couple of times we had to kill some mice. The way we did it was to catch them in an aviary trap and then put it in the freezer. They just went to sleep, which seemed the most 'humane' way (disregarding the fact that we were killing them, of course).
In the house where I used to live, I sometimes had mice get into the crawl space above my bedroom ceiling. I'd hear them running around up there at night-- very annoying when one is trying to sleep. Good luck, Jan-- hope you can rid your house of those unwanted guests.
My sister's family are definitely not mouse lovers. I learned that the other day when I was hanging out with my nieces and there were snapping mouse traps everywhere.
We were playing a game and my oldest niece screamed "A mouse!" and asked me to put a trap next to a certain hole in the wall. I tried to sabotage the trap by putting it too far away, but my niece caught on. LOL
She said "No Ti, you have to put it closer." and I said "But I don't want it to die!" LOL She gave me a look (she felt bad) and said "It HAS to die, because it's in our living area." LOL
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix