The mice are back
So just about 10 minutes ago,a wild mouse comes out...not afraid of me,my daughter or the cats.He stands there in plain view sniffing the air for about 2 minutes before finally taking off.
Now some of you may remember awhile ago,I had dealt with these.The whole building did.This building is over 30+ yrs old and I know their are many mice and even rats (I had a wild one hanging out here a couple yrs ago) down in the basement.The landlord put poison out,I had snap traps out (which I will be using again...I have no choice,so do not even dare call me cruel...I rather kill the wild mice then have them make my daughter or pets sick,getting into my food...etc,etc) and for awhile after I got the cats,their seemed,to be NO more mice.There were never signs of mice around and I felt pretty comfortable that they were gone.
But after seeing that one today...that means that they are moving back in and have no problems with the cats or anyone else.I do not keep food out in the open and have pet food stored in rubbermaid containers/bins...but they must be attracted to my pet rats/mice (actually the mice,since rats are natural predators of mice).Or maybe there is an infestation down in the basement again (only the landlord has access to there) and they are just moving up here.If you see one mouse,there are guaranteed to be more.
I actually rather not kill them...however I have no choice.I wanted to use those super sonic devices which apparently keep mice and rats away,but because I have PET rodents,this is not a good idea.And as for the humane traps,I am not sure how that would work...because I would have to travel a great distance to release them,so they don't come back and this whole neighborhood is full of houses.The nearest feild is a ways away.
This is frustrating.
* Lisa *
* To the world you are ONE person,but to a rat you are the world *
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