Wednesday, March 3, 2010

gus gus?

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....

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.

1 comment:

  1. Part of me was hoping you'd post a picture with some carnage.

    Is there something wrong with me?