Saturday, December 4, 2010
Today's Count, Al - 16...... The "fearless" Cat - just 2.....
They just keep coming, seeking refuge in this "warm" house....
(trust me, just a bit warmer that outside! story for another day)..
We are learning..... looks like those very sneaky mice can just slip the cheese right out of the trap, laughing all the way to their dinner table..not only are we providing them with warm shelter, but dinner too!
So what to do here? It's not by poison.....not only bad for our cherished "mouser" but by the time the poison takes effect, the slippery little critter has gotten into the wall somewhere and falls prey to the stuff.... and yep, you get to live with the odor of his demise for quite some time. not acceptable..
We've found the best way to trap the thing is to use peanut butter or chocolate.... put that on the old fashion inexpensive trap...set two side by side so he can't jump over them.....and wait... not too long in this case.
Where there is one, there is many. A couple of other tips.
Eliminate all openings through which they can enter a structure.
Seal cracks and openings in foundations, openings for water pipes, vents and utilities .
Use smooth patching materials so they can't pick at them.
Doors, windows and screens should fit tightly.
Mouse proof all stored, processed food. Use airtight containers.
Oh.... and by the way.... this is the best part.... when either Al or the Cat gets one....
they feel the need to show it to me!