Yesterday mom was shocked to see that a tiny critter had been in our kitchen.
Now that might not be any shock to some households, but to our house..YES..We have lived here nearly 60 years and NEVER had one in the house. The backporch yes…the basement, not that we know of. I have set traps and poison down there never had any action.
MOM comes yelling at me early in the morning while I am half asleep.."We have a mouse in this house and he ain’t Mickey!!!
Shaking my head, I had to laugh at what I heard, but I knew this was really serious.
So much would have to be done to make sure he was gone or at least doesn’t come back. He better be gone, or he is one dead critter.
I, myself, can’t stand the thought of them being in my living space. EW.. I just
can’t take it..I have to rid the place of any thought of them being around. MOM
says "I ain’t afraid of them, but he isn’t gonna stay here!" So I go get the sunday
paper and come home to a kitchen tore apart, stuff thrown everywhere trying to
find the visitor. I say… "what are you going to do if he runs out… run over him in your wheelchair?" She looks at me with a panicked face.
See the thought of it running… had never never occurred to her. She has never had any mouse killer experiences, well not for a long long time. When she grew up she had cats and they took care of the problem.
I am allergic to cats and cannot abide them in our place, so I will resort to the d-con or the traps. My grandmother (her mom) said so many times to me..traps are instant and a way to KNOW you got the varmit..not letting him die slowly inside your house where you can’t find him. SO true! You will never get over the smell if you ever smell it. I have many times out at my Grandma’s ranch. I used peanut butter and sometimes I placed a tiny piece of smelly popped popcorn on top of the peanut butter. It is tantalizing for sure. I am hoping for the best. We have a large house and the thought of mouse-proofing it all is mind blowing!So many places that one can find to make a new home..call in his relatives and make a new little community. I think that was on my mom’s mind too. The "what if’s" can get pretty out of hand. Labor day was a day of labor for many people..stores were open for the most part. I labored at home taking all things out of the drawers and going on a mouse hunt for the day. We never found him. I did find his little cousin under my fridge, much to my mother’s horror. "Well..at least he is dead" she says.. I regret to tell her this one has been dead a lonnng long
time and so he could NOT be the culprit that we saw evidence of. I admit we never had any problems before in this house..but maybe they have finally found their way into this fortress and are determined to try to share residence.
I will be ever vigilant now and on high alert to take whatever means to rid us of him.
The fall has begun to creep in and we feel it every morning here in Michigan. We had a lovely Labor Day with blue skies and brisk air. A fitting way for the kids to have their last hurrah as school starts here today. Yesterday was the first day that we could leave the screened doors open without closing them because the heat was too intense at the peak of the day. Yep it has started! Summer is all but gone and now we
get ready for the leaves…. and I hope no more tiny visitors.