Post # 1
long story short: like half an hour ago i’ve spotted someone in our bathroom, inside the bathtub. A MOUSE.
Fiance scared her off, and she ran away. we cleaned the whole place, especially the bathtub, with cl. but i’m afraid she might come back. i’m not scared of mice as such, i know they spread diseases so that little bitch was sure not welcome, but i’m not going to kill her anyway. anyone knows how to get rid of a mouse without killing it?
Post # 3
Ahhhh! So when your Fiance scared the mouse off, does that mean it just ran to hide somewhere else in your place?
Post # 4
Ewww. Have you thought about calling an exterminator?
Post # 5
Um, usually mice have family and friends. I’d invest in some mouse poison.
Post # 6
@Gemstone: she ran under the bathtub. well, that’s where she came from – we usually lock the bathroom so she had no other way to get there.
Post # 7
Mice can get through the tiniest of places. Just because the door is closed doesnt mean they cant get through.
Post # 8
A mouse can come in through a hole the size of a pencil. And yes, if you have one you probably have more.
Post # 9
Oh mice. A constant issue in our home from October until April. Sometimes even in summer if we’re really lucky. A few tips. If you can see light through a space, a mouse can get through it. If you want to keep them from getting in, you need tinfoil, steel wool, and a glue/foam adhesive in every nook and possible cranny. We live in a condo with 20 other units and there’s no way to keep them out once they’re in. They can slide in under the door, through the heater, just about anything. I’d seal up everything possible, keep the tub drain closed all the time, vacuum the floor and make sure there are no crumbs anywhere.
They use our house like a highway so most of the time we have to catch them with glue traps. Evil yes. But after the first 10 or so you lose your compassion and want the little monsters gone.
Post # 10
If you’ve seen one, there are probably more ….
Post # 11
I lived in a Horribly Dirty Apartment once, and saw a mouse run by me while playing PC games in the bedroom! I didn’t want to kill it, but I know mice can be incredibly prolific. There wound up being two, and they managed to eat the peanut butter off the trap three times. I spread it on a graham cracker, and they got that, too! Finally, I spread it on a graham cracker, tied the cracker to the trap itself using thin string, and then set the trap. That finally worked.
I pay $300 more a month in rent now, but it’s so, so worth it.
Post # 12
@artichokey: *shudder* I couldn’t bring myself to do the glue ones. I used the electric black boxes that shock them really quick. It’s faster than being stuck on a glue trap =(
Post # 13
@Brideonabudgetlauren: Me neither. Darling Husband is on all mouse patrol duties. I wanted to use a live trap and catch the little invader and release him in a nice field. 15 mice later, I don’t care what he does, just get rid of them. Once they’re stuck Darling Husband performs a quick execution. We couldn’t do anything like shock traps, poison, etc. because of our dogs. They set the baited snap traps off all the time too.
Post # 14
the thing is that our apartment was always clean. maybe she came to us from a neighbor 🙁
Post # 15
I have no suggestions. I just came to say, when I first read this post, I read that you found a moose in your bathroom, and boy was I confused…