Friday, December 17, 2010

Mice, I think

Warning: This post is about suspected rodents. Please don't judge us harshly, we do live in a rented manufactured home that is who knows how old....

How disgusting is this? A few weeks ago, I opened my little used storage cupboard to find 2 1/2 lbs of pistachio shells all over my food.  And the little mouse droppings that come with it.  Gross.  And totally annoying that my 5lb bag of pistachios was destroyed. Luckily, everything else was in glass containers that I was able to wash without any harm.  And I wondered why the cats were really obsessed with that cupboard....
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We got that problem taken care of, and about a week later (probably related) we started hearing scratching noises underneath the house. Perisistent and loud. All night long. A first there was just one creature making noise, in the corner of our bathroom. Then each night, there were more noises. And they started to spread so they were under all parts of the house. It was getting hard to sleep, it really went on all night long. We put traps out, but no luck. Finally, the maintenance guy came and put out poison (I know it's terrible, we felt awful about all the little mice being tortured to death). Now it's so amazingly silent at night. I love it.  Pesky little creatures trying to invade our house....

2 comments:

Kristine said...

Yuck. I am glad you were able to get rid of them.

We will never have to worry about mice in our house. Our cat takes care of that issue without having to do anything at all.

Dirk said...

When it comes to mice, it's kill or be killed .... maybe a little dramatic, but they carry dangerous disease. Sounds like you need to hold some food back from the cats so that they are a little more motivated.