Post # 1
Ahhhh bees! Just saw a baby mouse crawling across my living room floor! FREAKED out, made Mr. B get rid of it, and am now terrified and panicking because if it was a baby, there are more. Gonna contact my landlord, but am basically a hot mess right now, and am sitting here in my rainboots because I figure they offer the most protection.
Anyone else dealt with mice? I want them gone now!
Post # 3
we get field mice every winter in our house… i hate them. Worse is we get them at work. i hate them everywhere! I have some really gross stories about them, I hate them. i can’t say that enough. i hate them.
Post # 4
I had an apartment that had them. The complex gave us those sticky traps you can buy, and if you have any love of animals, I do NOT recommend them – they’re supposed to be super effective, but they’re a horrible way for the mouse to die. We used one without really realizing how they worked, and it didn’t take much for us to realize how bad they were, and we tossed them.
We ended up moving a few months later and just kept the kitchen SUPER clean until then. I never found a humane way to deal with the mice. :/
Post # 5
BF had them at his old place. We would use live traps and set them free out in the woods in the middle of nowhere.
I would always feel bad for the mice and give them pumpkin seeds and water, which of course made them smelly in their little jail.
One day there was a mouse in the kitchen, and one of BF’s housemates comes to me and is like “zomg there is a mouse, do you know where a mouse trap is?”, because I *totally* lived there… >.> Anyway.
I built a trap with a wastebasket and paper towel tube, and it worked awesomely.
When we moved to our house, we were looking outside the first night and there was a mouse on the outdoor wall. I went and bought some live traps, since the local Wal-mart sold the ones we liked, but haven’t had to use them. Now that we have cats, I doubt that any living critter is going to make it far in the house.
Post # 6
@surkim: Yeah, we have a cat too who ate one like 3 months ago, but this time, he was snoozing soundly on the bed in the other room while I was in FULL. PANIC. MODE. Lol – Mr. B can’t stand my panic attacks, and I admit they’re a little silly – I am obviously much bigger than the mouse. I honestly can’t really help it, though.
Post # 7
We have them at the school where I teach and our custodian uses peanut butter with the traps. I know its not humane and all, but we want them out! They can’t just steal the peanut butter and so it works better then the cheese.
Post # 8
You can get these pest repeller things that you plug in and they emit some type of high frequency sound that bothers the mice so they stay away. the key to getting this to work right is to figure out their entry point into your home and then place the repeller directly facing that place
Post # 9
O. M. G. You guys, I read this thread 10 minutes ago before brushing my teeth, getting ready for bed, etc. I decided to do a bit of tidying up before hitting the sack and I picked up my sweater off the floor… and THERE WAS A DEAD MOUSE UNDER MY SWEATER
I had turned off my computer already but I rebooted just so I could write to you guys….
Aaahhhhh so freaked out!
Now my cat is sniffing the area where the mouse was, and he’s all, hey where did my toy go?
Post # 10
@tealeaf132: Yikes! It’s scary – now any time I think I see movements I FREAK out. But, even though I hate the mice in/around the house, I want my landlord to use catch and release traps – I like the idea of dead or dying mice even less, I think.