(Closed) an unexpected guest…in our bathroom. YIKES.

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Ahhhh! So when your Fiance scared the mouse off, does that mean it just ran to hide somewhere else in your place?

Post # 4
2385 posts
Buzzing bee

Ewww. Have you thought about calling an exterminator?

Post # 5
9732 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Um, usually mice have family and friends.  I’d invest in some mouse poison. 

Post # 7
8484 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Mice can get through the tiniest of places. Just because the door is closed doesnt mean they cant get through.

Post # 8
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1390 posts
Bumble bee

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
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you’ve seen one, there are probably more ….

Post # 11
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

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
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
1390 posts
Bumble bee

@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 # 15
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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…

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