Still haven't found that glue trap, but there was a lot of activity at
the poison box yesterday - plastic box they can get in and out of with a
cake of poison which supposedly makes them thirsty and go out in search
of water and die off the premisis.
Anyone know how long it takes for that poison to croak them? First
activity I noticed there was around 3pm, then again around 8:30pm, and
again 2-3 hours after that. All three times, the mouse stayed in there
for a number of minutes, making quite a racket gnawing on the yummy
poison cake. The mister checked it this morning and said a good portion
of it was indeed gone. Can they build up an immunity to the Iocaine
powder, necessitating a change of poisons after a period of time?
So based on the time intervals, do you all think we had three mice, who
are hopefully now ceasing and desisting somewheres else? Should we take
up the poison box, or what? Leave it out - will it attract someone who
otherwise would not have come in? I looked at those Tin Cat things and
they look good, I'll get a couple of those and leave them out regularly
in the pantry/laundry and kitchen, with or without bait or poison I'll
leave up to the mister's discretion. Just wondering what to do in the
interval until I get the Tin Cats.
Stupid real cat remains clueless and useless. I felt bad that we are
planning to get a dog and was having second thoughts, but nevermind.
As far as the discussion on humane treatment goes... FWIW, we are
vegetarian, but when it comes to filthy vermin invading my home where my
children sleep and eat, fuhgeddaboudit. I'll leave them alone outside,
in their homes, as it were. But when they come in my home, uh-uh.
Thanks again for info, advice, support, etc. First time I've ever dealt
with a rodent situation, and we've got a houseguest arriving at the end
of the week!