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Friday, August 30, 2013

Set It and Forget It Should Not Apply to Mousetraps

Several years ago, we had a problem with mice.

Well, not exactly a problem.

We just didn't want to live with them anymore.

Photo source: LuisRock62

Ed pulled out our trusty trap and searched the fridge for the tastiest of baits. He even consulted me on the options because we all know that I am well versed in "desirable mouse morsels". We both agreed that a dollop of Cambazola would do the trick.

He went down to the basement and set the mousetrap.

That was three years ago.

The other day, I looked underneath one of the storage shelves and noticed some fluff from The Kids dress-up clothes.

Except it wasn't fluff.

It was three year old mouse.

I guess that explains why we haven't had any mouse problems in a while.

Say three years.

Truth be told, I've known about the "pile of fluff" for a while. For arguments sake, let's say two years, 11 months. Every time I go down to the basement, I see the fluff and think that it's a rogue feather boa. Because, yes, we have a lot of rogue feather boas around here. And every time, I come back up and either remind Ed about the mouse or forget about it. Kind of like that mosquito carcass on my wall.

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  1. Lovely. At least I won't feel bad about the state of my house if you ever visit. ;)

    1. There is no comparison to your house and my mouse.
      You win.

  2. LOL - gross. I love the reference to a rogue feather boa. If I were in your position, I wouldn't think twice about the fluff ball either. We have a dog who blows his coat almost four times a year. There are times that I move a piece of furniture (like the piano) and I find a whole other dog in there)!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  3. Who would ever want to kill a mouse??? :)

    Laura @ Mice In The Kitchen

  4. I used a live trap to get mice and forgot to check it. It kind of made the whole live trap thing useless.

  5. we don't use traps, the cats usually track them down and play with them until death, leaving me to find them by smell of a decayed rodent and then get hubby to remove it from the

  6. Ok, so to clarify because I don't believe you mentioned - did you actually remove the mouse or just leave it under the shelf?

  7. We had a dead bird underneath the headboard of our water bed for at lest a couple of years. The only reason we found it was because we were moving, else it would have stayed there.

  8. lol apparently my street was infested until we moved here with our posse of cats. not one mouse in anyones house.

  9. This is funny !!a constant threat to the other mice

  10. I had it once, they were coming in from the oven vent outside, I baked peanut butter cookies had them on a plate sitting there waiting to be eaten by company that were on their way... but no there was a little tiny mouse enjoying them, hubby thought I was losing my mind cause he could not see it, thought I was being a pig and eating them all....

    My Mother in law had them bad out in the country, and rats too, hated to spend the night lol