Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Visitor


He came uninvited and he's not potty-trained so he's gotta go. I'd show him the door but he's being evasive. I'd catch and release but I'd be fooling myself into thinking he wouldn't find his way back.

I bought traps today.

Ain't living with a field mouse in the house.

19 comments:

Cindra said...

What's the book? If you give a mouse a cookie.....
Try that for the little free loader.

Virginia Gal said...

oh man, I so hate mice. good luck getting rid of him (especially before he brings his entire extended family - oh lord!).

Tiff said...

Oh no! I hate mice! My brother just recently bought an older "fix 'r up 'r" in the country. Lets just say after months of just "sitting" there that place was INFESTED! We had a couple in our house a couple of years ago and I put out traps but if I saw one run behind something I wasn't beyond grabbing the broom and moving furniture! Just call me the "Mouse Exterminator!"

Andie Pandie said...

My parents would get mice every winter. They would have to put traps in the bread drawer. Trust me when I say, it's always safer to look in the drawer before sticking your hand in it. ;)

me said...

And you know he ALWAYS brings company!

Gordon Cloud said...

GET 'IM!

Special K said...

Do you remember that one Bug's Bunny episode, when a Scottish lighthouse owner kept yelling, "There's a moose loose in the hoose!" ?

I can't imagine what made me think of this.

Mary Lou said...

Cats are good mouse traps. Want one of mine?

wanda said...

Oh mercy how I do hate mice. There is nothing more scary than having something so small and so fast rummaging around in your cupboards and drawers. Good luck with getting rid of him. Actually here's hoping it is a HIM and not a HER with children!

CJ said...

2 words Brenda.... BAR STRIPS. They're very inexpensive and usually can be found (well bought) at a farm & feed supply place. They work extremely well and I tell you what... if you can't find any around there, just holler and I'll have Gary or Mallory stop by the local MFA and buy a few and mail to you. Those little mouse varmints love to chew on them, and then they run off and "expire" never to be seen again. :)

I had them really bad in the barn and they'd eat the heck out of sweet feed for my cows. I put a couple of those BAR BAITS in the drum of sweet feed and in about 2-3 days, didn't see no left behind trails of mousey do-do. :)

Anonymous said...

Listen to CJ - and if you can't find BAR BAITS (I don't know what that is) try a couple of strategically placed D-Con boxes. You can get them everywhere.

Indigo
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Piggy and Tazzy said...

Oh don't hurt the poor wee thing!

Mouse traps are evil.

cas said...

Our outdoor (stray) cat who has lived in our yard killed a mouse once. Want to borrow her?

Joe said...

I have a new cat droped off about a mounth ago! Where is our half way point?

Brenda said...

I'm afraid of mouse bait or any sort of poison indoors with all the kiddies running around. Jillian is just trying to scoot and crawl so even the mousetraps have to be hidden out of reach. Hell, I may just have to adopt the little critter but I sure hope it's not a girl mouse. Don't need anymore babies running around!

David said...

Why would you want to get rid of that sweet little creature that GOD made?

Piggy and Tazzy said...

Yes, adopting it is a good idea.

You never know, it might turn out to be a little lost travelling performing mouse!

Ms. Vickie said...

Those little things are not my friends at all, they go or I go, plain and simple no questions asked.

Leslie said...

Nothing is harder to catch than a mouse in the house. Even with a black cat.

I hope yours didn't do too much damage.