pesky lil' shits! I caught one last night in a trap! *snap* bye bye mousy!
No sign of it today - hope it just goes away. I'm going to put all my papers and other 'mouse edibile' stuff in plastic boxes foe safety.
Mouse traps are not good, I can tell you that. Modern mice are too clever.
Remove all mouse-edible things? I don´t think the mouse would eat your sofa or printer though.
On a good note, it is warm and mice should not need indoor shelter anymore. Mabye you could tell that to your mouse to make it go?
Make sure it´s not building a nest anywhere behind your furniture (might use newspapers or clothes for that) and clean everything really well, with bleach or something.
we caught ours with a mouse trap last night - first try! Ya just gotta hide the cheese really good to make them work for it when they try to get it!
I'm gonna put another trap out tonight in case there was more than one.
that is lucky!
The 2 times we had raps, they never worked. :(
Any more mice found?
No more signs of mine, touch wood.
If it's building a nest I think it is in the kitchen, but I'd have to remove fiffed cupboards to find out if it is or not.
No sign of it today so hopefully it will just go away. I'm going to put all papers into plastic mouse proof boxes and hope for the best.
Maybe it was just temporarely sheltering itself.
If I were around more then maybe, even though all pets are banned from the flats, but with being away all week it would not be fair on the cat :(
True. Cats need someone to be around.
After living in the country & dealing with such a perdictiment I read up on mice. They have the ability to squeeze into really small places. If they can get their nose in to it they can squeeze through a space as small as the end of a pencil. Ah yes, government funding well distributed ;-)
Yes I know they can get through very small gaps. I guess if I see more signs of it then I'll have to get traps and / or poison for it.
If you want to get rid of it quickly, use that dry bait & place a bowl of water close by. It makes them very thirsty & the water consumed makes the pellets swell...well I am certain you can guess the rest,ick. But that way you will know you have gotten the problem dealt with. Good luck.
The mouse was back last night, so I've bought a baited trap which they should die in and a traditional spring trap in case I need a backup. I've also reattached the door to the kitchen (my sister took it off while she was living here to make the place lighter and airier) so that should limit the mice to the kitchen.
I'm working in London tomorrow (it was a holiday here on Monday) so I'll see either Tuesday morning or evening. I'll be driving back to Cardiff on Wednesday morning early and haven't got anywhere booked to stay so will have to arrange that during the day.
Use peanutbutter to attract them to the spring trap. Pet Miss Mouse the Kitty. See you then. Have a care :-)
Yep, I got peanut butter already, but mostly for me :)
Our house was infested with mice for a while. We could hear them in the walls. And they became quite bold and would come out and steal dogfood and then sit there and eat it in front of us. Then we got Ruby. We hardly ever see mice any more.
But since a cat seems to be out of the question, I have a recipe for mouse plaster that I'll be happy to share if you like. Basically the mice eat it, and when they drink the plaster hardens and they turn into little statues. There's no actual poison involved, so it's much better for the environment. Additionally, you're less likely to find little carcasses lying around the house since they likely go outside to drink. And if any cats find and eat the remains, they won't be harmed.
Yes please - sounds like a wonderful idea.
*images of little statue mice*
Mix 1 part plaster of paris and 1 part flour with a little sugar and cocoa powder. The rodents eat the snack, drink a little water, and then get plastered! Place in an area inaccessible to children and pets.
(from Slug Bread & Beheaded Thistles by Ellen Sandbeck)
When I used this I found the little mousey statues out in the yard. I never found any in the house. Though it's possible they could have died in the walls.
Sounds yummy :)
I've put down a baited trap but the mice are supposed to die inside it. I'll see what happens on Tuesday.
Thanks for the recipe, I'll try it later ifd I still see signs of mouse.