Today's post is brought to you by the letter M and the number 9. The number 9: as in "Hey! Weren't there two movies that came out in 2009 named "9/Nine?" and "Nine Circles of Hell" and "Magic Hat #9" and....
MOUSE DEATH TOLL AT MY HOUSE: 9
That's right. I have a mouse problem. In addition to the weird fungi, the drop ceiling, no centered lights, uneven studs, a 1/2 broken furnace, and every other finniky little thing in this house, the massive Snowmaggedon marked the beginning of a mouse problem. Sure it starts with one, but then you start catching TWO IN A TRAP... AT ONCE! And all bets are off.
Knock on wood, I haven't found a new mouse, (or any evidence of Mickey,) in 3 days.
I'm using Ortho's Home Defense Max, Press n' Set Mouse Traps. I know I could have the little mouse-trap-rooms and free the rodents after catching.... but I didn't. Snowmaggedon! There's nowhere to go! So, I opted for the most "humane" kill-traps; ones that would be death-on-impact. So, at least the great mouse detectives* aren't starving to death in a trap (and still alive when I find them! EEK!**). Also? Peanut Butter. It's the way to go.
*If you are keeping track, that is my 3rd Disney-mouse reference in this post.
** So, I did find one still alive. And let me tell you, I'm not a fan of this. Best way to handle these situations is to bag the mouse (or, if your dog or cat gets feisty outside, the rabbit/snake/rat/etc,) and put in the freezer. The idea (hope) is that they fall asleep before feeling any pain from the cold.