I've recently had my mouse battle, and it looks like round II is about
Found mouse droppings in the kitchen, could hear them in the wall at
Found their food source: Grass seed in the garage. In fact, one of the
little bastards ran out of the grass seed bag when I grabbed it.
So first, I got rid of all the seed.
Then I bought some of the electronic gizmos, as well as some catch and
(Yeah, I'm a pussy, I know - but even though I hate rodents, I don't
see any reason to make them suffer - that is - AT THAT TIME I didn't.)
Electronic gizmos didnt work.
Catch and release traps didnt work. In fact, the mice decided to make a
game of it, and would crawl to the back of the trap, eat all the bait
(peanut butter) and move on.
Finally went with the standard old traps. Set up 4 traps in the
kitchen, coated the paddles with PB.
Little bastards were VERY good at licking the PB off without setting
the trap off..... found this every morning for a week.
So I would laugh, and proclaim loudly: "HA! So, you want to play games,
do you, my little mousey friends!!! Very well then, lets play - I've
got the time!"
And each day I would rebait the traps.
Over time, the luck ran out for each mouse (2).
But yesterday I saw another mouse outside my house, on my patio.
And as I watched it scurry around - I rubbed my hands together, and