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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hopefully he didn't bring any friends....

We have a mouse in our house. I thought I saw him early Saturday morning while I was sitting in the living room. I saw something, a small dark shadow out of the corner of my eye, scurry across the kitchen floor. I told Mr. Jetplane, who was still asleep, and he didn't believe me.

So the entire day and night goes on without incident. I am sitting in the living room, cozy and comfy, in my leather chair playing on the computer and watching Inside the NFL and I a see a lil mouse run in front of the fireplace and into the closet. My ever close watch dogs (Milo & Charlie) are passed out on the couch, snoring, and not paying attention at all.

I run upstairs to tell Mr. Jetplane...we have a mouse... I knew I wasn't making this up. He then asks me what do I want him to do about it.... Catch the damn thing!

We tried and were unsuccessful. (I may have been standing onto of the coffee table) The dogs are deathly afraid of the broom for some reason so they were not a help at all. They ran into the bedroom and hid. The mouse is still in this house and looks like I'm going to be buying some traps today.

I haven't had a mouse in my house since I lived with my parents in the country...and then we had a cat... I guess I have found the one bad thing about living in BFE surrounded by tobacco, wheat, cotton, and corn fields...

9 comments:

Sara said...

Get the traps that snap their necks and are enclosed. The sticky ones make them scream (not kidding. It's more than a little unpleasant) and the rarely work. When they do, they don't kill the mouse but the live thing is stuck to it.

I have NEVER had to deal with mice until we moved to Louisiana. If you have a large open field like we did, his little friends are probably outside. They are just looking for somewhere warm is all.

Allison Hasel said...

My dad lives in my grandmother's home (which has been in our family since 1940something) and has a small mice problem every fall. Like Sara said, they are just looking for a warm place. My dad always get poison. If you think there might be more than one, that is helpful. I think they pass it on to their friends.

Good luck! I HATE mice. They creep me out so much!

DeDe said...

Traps are the best. Don't get the poison. They take it and try to hide and then die. Then you have a lovely dead mouse smell and you can't pinpoint it. Good luck and I loved the commercial with it. I loved that game!

martha - ca knitter said...

While I feel sorry for the little mouse, it needs to go, before you know it will let the entire family know and start moving them in. I agree with the other omments...get the trap with the spring. The sticky stuff is okay, but it's better to know that the mouse had a quick death and not suffer for any period in time. Good luck!

Sara said...

Oh I should also mention the mouse got into EVERYTHING before I got him. So if you have any food close to the floor of your pantry, pick it up. And the poo gets everywhere. Countertops, cabinets everywhere. I seriously was disinfecting everything every single day.

The Northerner said...

We have one too! Must be the colder weather....

Ms. M said...

Fun fact: If you cat-sit for a week or so, the scent will stay in your place for about 6 months. Living in NYC, I have friends that volunteer to cat sit twice a year-- just to keep mice away.

Now, I don't know if the puppies will go for it...

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

I've known I have mice in my (OLD) house. Final straw was last night while cooking - I found poop in my pots and pans!

Lucky in Love said...

Ick! Hope you catch that little sucker soon!

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