Mouse in my shoe!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Miss Joker:  *shudder*

Ugh no advice foe you, but I live in the South and we get these HUGE roaches (sometimes called palmetto or water bugs) during the summer. I am TERRIFIED of having one in my shoe so I furiously shake my shoes before putting them on. Your post just heightened my shoe/bug paranoia!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Miss Joker:  yikes. I’ve only ever dealth with rodents that the cats brought in themselves. Yeah. My family cats (at my parent’s house) would play with a rodent until they got board, and then release it in the house. If they killed the thing, the would leave it near my bed, exactly where I would take my first step in the morning as a present.

 

If you’ve seen two mice, you could have had a littler born near where your shoes are stored. That would explain why they seem to be popping up out of no where. Get whatever traps you like (I tend to go towards the more humane ones) but yeah, take care of that. Make sure to keep things tidy, and make sue ALL EDIBLES in your kitchen are in air tight containers. Take out the trash every evening, even if it is very low, make sure your can has a lid, and clean the crumbs out of your oven, from between cabinets, and from under and behind the fridge. It doesn’t take much to sustain a mouse. DX

 

also, keep the bathroom trash empty, as well.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Miss Joker:  Are you sure one of the cats didn’t bring them in?

I’m a long time cat owner. They’re very good mouse/rat catchers and I think any mice in your house would be caught pretty quickly by your cats. But I have known a cat to bring its prey inside and then “lose” it. Especially if it’s young and inexperienced. So I’d keep an eye on the cats. I’d also be pretty confident that if there are mice getting in, your cats will deal with them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Haha this reminds me of the time I found a decapitated mouse in my bathroom. Thanks, kitty, but, um, where’s the head!? I never found it (thankfully?).

Seriously, though, they’re just mice. The risk of catching a disease from them is very low. 

Have a look at http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Mice-Naturally

Good luck 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Lol useless cats!! We had a mouse once in Boston….our cat shattered it’s skull against the wall within seconds of it showing face in our apartment.

We never had another mouse after that, haha.

He still stalked under the oven where the first one came out for MONTHS….”just in case”. Love having a mouser kitty.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

A small lizard/salamander type bugger decided to sneak into our house earlier tonight. Our 2 kitties were instantly on attack mode. They were all over that thing til we could shoo it outside again….and then I had to pick up the separated (and still wiggling) tail and throw it outside too. Gross!

Post # 11
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Honey bee

Please don’t use those sticky traps, they are excruciating for the mice caught in them. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My little girl cat Sophie catches and kills at least five mice a day as she’s running through the woods behind my house.  Thankfully we’ve never seen any in the house but I’m pretty confident that my little hunter kitty would take care of any in the house, too!  She used to bring me dead baby birds as presents and leave them right by my bed, but she hasn’t brought me any presents lately, thank goodness. 😛

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Asia:  I’ve heard some cats do this (leave you a present of a dead or dying animal) because they love you and they are concerned that you are a terrible hunter.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Bebealways:  My cats think I’m an awesome hunter! I bring home chicken, beef, fish, etc. LOL Laughing

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Bebealways:  I’ve heard that, too. Although, the cat that was doing this is notoriously naughty. I can’t believe she’d ever do something out of concern for me. XD

 

Another, more polite, cat, would leave things for us in front of our front door, or whn we had one, on our balcony near the door. And it was always exotic (snakes, lizzards, a family of frogs where the young ones had just started hoppy…, a family of baby rabbits (D:), shrews, birds, etc. etc.) I think she was paying tribute. 😛

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Wow!! What a coincidence!! Your cats are doing a great job in hunting and tracking them.

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