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Not long ago my husband saw a mouse in our basement, and with the placement of a few mouse traps filled with peanut butter on them, one day later the mouse was SNAP, caught red handed and out he went. For any of you animal activists who deem that as cruel and inhumane treatment of a mouse, please get over yourself. Mice in a house is NOT a good thing, and given it be of a certain species of mouse, such as the deer mouse, hanta virus can be brought into the home.
We had hoped that was the end of the mouse problem, and so far it is, as far as in our living space. but the past few nights I have been hearing a scratching sound in the ceiling above the bed, and sometimes even in the wall of my office.
Probably another, if not multiple mice using our attic and walls as their habitat.
So late yesterday afternoon mice traps were placed in the attic above the garage, where my husband could get to, and SNAP... a mouse was caught today, and another trap was snapped without a mouse in it.
If they want a war...we shall give them a war, because when it comes to mice, we are not Peaceniks. We hates meeces to pieces.
They have to be getting into the attic somehow, so my husband did a thorough search of the exterior of our house today, walking around outside to see where they could be entering.
He noticed that there was a large gap between the outer wall of the house and the hose of the air conditioning unit... a door for mice you might say.
That has now been caulked shut, and I'll be keeping my ears open tonight when I go to bed listening for the scratches of tiny feet.
What an unnerving sound over my head when I sleep! Can't they just ring the doorbell?