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Aiee, mice!

Okay, so this has got to be dealt with. Last night Sarah and I were awakened at about 1:30 a.m. by the sound of crunching very near by. I grabbed the flashlight from my bedside table and turned it on and found a tiny grey mouse happily chewing through a Ziploc bag full of Chex mix that I had left by my computer desk. The mouse didn't seem to notice the light and in fact looked like it might have been blind -- all the mice I've seen elsewhere have these big, shiny black eyes but I couldn't see this one's eyes at all. After a moment it seemed to, I dunno, get wind that we were staring at it, and hopped down and ran off behind furniture and back into the wall.

Then it managed to find a spot directly at the head of our bed where it proceeded to rustle and scurry loudly for a while, driving us nuts. There's nothing quite so nice at 1:30 in the morning as the sound of a rodent mere inches from your head. Eventually it either quieted down or went away and we got some sleep.

Anyway, today I am definitely going to look for some heavy-duty humane traps. We've gotta get this taken care of.


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Feb. 2nd, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Aiee. In college my roommate & I found a mouse happily munching our Doritos.
Feb. 2nd, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I could sleep, knowing they were in my room and climbing on my bed. We had them in our walls for a while, but I never found evidence of them actually coming into the house, including the basement. I have never been so glad to have a cat. Not that I think he would/could actually catch one (he's kind of dumb), but the mice don't know that ;)
Feb. 3rd, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
I love rodents, but I don't love them when they invade my personal space. And eat my food. You can try the humane traps (you can get some that look like clear plastic cubes with a one-way swinging door on one end). I started out using those when I found mice in my apartment a few years back (They were using a cabinet as their peanuts and chocolate chip restaurant). But, after 3 or 4 trips of bringing mice 3 or 4 miles away to drop them off in a far enough away place, it gets old. I did go to the snap traps. They are extreme, and it's a little traumatic to dispose of them afterward (no one told me that their heads go flat and their little eyes stare up at you! Even though they are dead, it is still creepy.), but they are much better than the glue trap alternative. They die slow painful deaths in those. After 1 or 2 snap-trap mice, my problem was over.

Good luck! :(
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