Okay, the 2nd half of the summer my parents started talking about discovering mice in the Lake House. Before they left for Vegas, they captured 6 mice, 2 of which were captured the day before they left when we were up there.
So they take off on Sunday morning, we stick around do some cleaning, go to the store to buy more rodent traps, and begin setting up for my Girl's Weekend Up North. We go up the next weekend to keep setting up for my Girl's weekend and check traps...nothing! I'm thinking fabulous, they are all gone. But on the safe side, we set up a few more traps before heading out.
My Girl's weekend comes and voila, one dead mouse! Of course we thought that Miss Outdoors Mindy would manage it, but noooooo, and Alisa comes to the rescue and disposes of the mouse, trap and all. Mindy had no problem sleeping in that room since the dead mouse was gone. So when the weekend is over, additional traps are set and we leave.
3 weeks go by and Richard runs up north to check the traps and the roof leaking issue since big storms went thru the area. Nothing trapped but the little buggers ate all the goodies off the traps, tripped one, but nothing caught, and left little black reminders of their ability to thumb their nose at our attempt to terminate those little @#^&#@*!
Richard resets the traps and we all go up this weekend to get the roof project started and bring the arsenal! We have stick'em traps, Victory snap traps (since the cheapies weren't doing the job, went for the high rent versions), and the D-con Blood thickener Food yummies....peanut butter flavor of course, since they OBVIOUSLY love peanut butter.
If I only thought about taking a picture to share...it was so funny, I laughed all the way home. I look back on the kitchen and it was like a mine field...5 D-con pellet things, 2 snap traps, 2 stick 'em traps spread out all over the kitchen floor. The floor in my parents room looked very similar. So if the little buggers outwit us this time, then I'm open for all suggestions.
#Andiamo16 - Roma
1 year ago