There is a darn mouse in the ceiling of my basement. I can hear him doing somersaults and handstands under my feet as I type. I think maybe there is a whole family down there playing a volleyball game. Now he is biting on something! Eeeeeek!
I'm wondering why mice are so hyperactive?
I'm wondering why he has picked my basement to invade.
I'm wondering what he is doing.
I'm wondering how to get rid of him.
When I say mouse I don't mean this one either!
My skin is crawling. I'm going to have to turn the TV on and leave it on all night to be able to sleep. It is times like these that I hate living alone!
Someone please call the exterminator.
The magic word is DeCon. I get rats in the attic occasionally and they creep and scratch at night and DeCon makes them "move on" as it were.ReplyDelete
DeCon sounds better than sticky paper. Yuck! Have you ever used that? Cruel and inhumane, even to mice. But, this loud, hyperactive mouse must go! Soon.ReplyDelete
The worst. Do you know someone with a cat?? Just remember, he can't hurt you!! So get some sleep!ReplyDelete
A good old fashioned mousetrap, but it must be emptied and reset regularly.ReplyDelete
It's easier to harden your heart to killing them if you remember that the female would gladly chew a huge hole right in the middle of your favorite sweater or afghan to make a nest for her babies.
Also they can gnaw through your electrical wiring and cause a fire, so just kill 'em.
This is the same pep talk I had to give myself! :)
We're Decon people here, as well. The mice seem especially bad here, this year. Cara pulled on her boot for the first time this season, and there was a dead mouse in it. Brianna was sorting through laundry and found another. I don't think we've ever had two in the same week before. Decon is a good product though.ReplyDelete
It is 10 hours later than when I first wrote about that darn varmint and he is still at work! I'm definitely going to get some Decon today. Thanks Muse and Debby for the tip.ReplyDelete
Pamela, your comment made me realize that I haven't seen the neighborhood cats recently. I thought they belonged to the neighbor directly across the street, but they must have been their next door neighbor's animals. That neighbor moved. I think the rat patrol has gone too. I might need to get a cat of my own.
Just be glad its a little mouse and not a huge rat! We had a rat for the longest time. My son saw it once and it was black and the size of a small cat!! Finally got rid of the sneeky thing, but it took years. I think he was a "Rat of Nimh".ReplyDelete
Willow, this one makes so much noise I am afraid it is a rat too. We had one once also. Ex husband got him. I really think this is because the neighborhood cats aren't here to watch over me. I miss them.ReplyDelete
Help Exterminator Man!!!! I hope my call for the Exterminator Man helps. Here I am lucky to have a "Great White Hunter", my Dearly BEloved gets to go after the mice that are drawn to the bird seed. We actually had a vole in our garage the other day. They are all cute but destructive to our human habitat. Decon is good. We, errr my DB, uses traps but then you have to dispose of the body. Good luck getting rid of them.ReplyDelete
Presently we have a very noisy,but very cute flying squirrel living in the space between first and second floors...we have been setting Hav-a-heart traps for it but so far it is just getting fat on all the peanut butter it manages to get from it! I'll be posting pictures soon...ReplyDelete
We've always had a terrible time with mice. Our neighborhood is surrounded by farmland. It was fine when we had two cats...they were good at catching them. The first winter without the cats was terrible. It was as if word had spread in the mouse community that our cats had passed on. They outsmarted us with every trap we had! We did resort to those sticky boards. They are horrible! I would try to dispose of them before putting my contacts in each morning just so I wouldn't have a clear view of the poor things. Hope the Decon works for you. I've always shyed away from it fearing that they would crawl into the floor and die...and then you get to smell the decomposition for about a week. Here's hoping yours crawl outside to die. :)ReplyDelete
I once had a huge invasion of squirrels in my attic. I found a big stash of dog food up there. They galloped around all night and were so obnoxious! Finally I got a Have-a-Heart trap and caught one, took it down the road to some wilderness and let it go. But a Fish & Game warden materialized out of nowhere and gave me a stern lecture about relocating an animal. I'd thought I was being humane, but he basically said it was more *lawful* just to kill pests. I cohabitated with those squirrels until I moved away.ReplyDelete
Doesn't it seem like it gets cold, and an entire neighborhood of mice and vermon are just banging down your door to stay somewhere warm? Yucky. I Decon them myself... Good luck! And remember, they always sound bigger in the walls then they are, so hopefully it's a mouse and not rat. And by the way, Debby's comment above will have me checking every shoe and boot this winter! Icky! Icky!ReplyDelete