1) It was Sunday morning. My husband came into the living room and declared, “As I was getting out of bed, I moved the curtain a little, and I could swear I saw a mouse run under the bed. Oh well, it was probably just my imagination.”
2) Later on Sunday–Hoots and hollering came from the hallway along with my husband, looking much like Tigger. I looked around just in time to see it–the mouse. Inconsiderate little intruder scurried under a door and disappeared.
3) Monday morning screams were heard coming from Little Jason’s room. My husband ran to see what the matter was. “A lady bug!”
“Where is it now?”
Jason asked him how big it was, and he spread his little fingers about two inches wide and looked up with big round eyes. Well, that would be the biggest lady bug ever. I’m thinking it was sighting number three!
4) Tuesday morning no screams were heard. We’re passed that now, but our little friend was seen exiting…the kitchen!!!!!
Our life has changed! We now turn lights on and put shoes on before walking around the house. My husband declared this morning that the $1 mouse traps are not going to cut it. (Insert guffaws here.) He’s headed back for the $7 glue traps. Let’s hope these work. The hunt is on!
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Karen Greenberg says
Ug. I think I would cry. Good luck catching the mouse! The previous renters in the house we are in now reported several scorpions being seen. I walked around the same way for a few weeks but finally declared the floors safe after not seeing one. I know how you feel!
Ugh – good luck catching your intruder! We had a “visitor” leaving…mementos…on the counter behind the microwave. Gross out! After dh caught it, he and the boys had to take pictures. Of the critter. In the trap. Double gross out!
my mom got an electronic device that makes mice sounds, that worked pretty well. good luck.
Good luck catching the intruder! And tell the kids not to worry–he’s scared of them.
Susan Evans says
Hand a jar to your husband and say, “Get it. You’re the man.” It worked for me…
Sarita Edgerton says
I will have to tell you our story sometime! Quite a laugh in it!
Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy says
time for a cat? hope you catch your little scalawag
Dr Momi says
I always say, “were there’s one, there’s more.” If you catch him, keep the traps out. You might not be seeing the same mouse/ladybug 🙂
I would probably put both out. WHile I’m not afraid of mice (I have no fear left to distribute to mice. It all belongs to snakes), I do know that they’re disgusting and they poop everywhere. ICKY!
So you have pets who are self-sufficient. See, I have to walk and feed mine 🙂
Eek! We always have this problem at least once a year. Yuck!
Well, glue traps worked quite well on one of the mice we got in my car – not so well on the other. Just make sure they’re not near anything they could tear up trying to get off!
You can borrow my cat, Cinnamon – if you don’t mind him “toying” with the mouse a while before he finally does it in and then “gifts” it to you by leaving it somewhere you’ll be likely to step on said mouse, barefoot! Just let me know and I’ll send him over! (-:
Aww poor mouse! He’s probably scared to death. 😉
Oh, I would be freaking out if we saw a mouse in our house!!! You are much more laid back about it than I am! I hope you get rid of the little bugger soon! 🙂
Hope you catch the little thing soon! I remember when we had a couple in our house one year. You’d think the dog would be on the hunt, but she just looked at us like, what was that? And why don’t you take care of it?
Glue traps sometimes work, but then you have to get rid of the mouse…they’re not usually dead when you find the trap.
Oh gawd. I hate mice. We had some invade our entire kitchen and we had to wash every last dish and utensil numerous times before we would even consider eating off them. And the traps. Don’t get me started on the traps.
Yeah. Not crazy about those glue traps either. What do you do with them? They’re stuck forever and looking up at you saying, “Help me!!!” I like the old fashioned snap-and-kill ones. With peanut butter. Or Snickers. Best trap ever. Good luck though!
Good luck. The rodents are bad here this year as we, and several people we know have been catching them left and right. Glue traps though? Ick. I’d rather just kill them and get it over with than to have them look at you all scared-like. And to know they starve to death once caught….
Fancy you’re writing about mice. We… oh wait, no… MY SON just found a dead baby mouse and brought it to us. We have two cats so I assume that’s how the little critter met its demise.
Nannette Gilbert says
Oh gosh, good luck getting rid of the little bugger. Thanks for the laugh though.
Ugh. We had a mouse in our first apartment. Let’s just say it ended with me standing on the couch shrieking as my husband chased the mouse UNDER MY COUCH. Yeah, we got kill traps the next morning. We have no sympathy for vermin invaders.
Optimistic Mom says
Glad you are able to put a funny spin on the mouse. We had one and I just screamed!!! And then refused to go into the basement for weeks even after hubby got it. At least I got out of going down to do the laundry for a bit. LOL
maryanne @ mama smiles says
We had mice a couple of years ago, but they stayed in the attic! Good luck getting rid of yours!
Voted for you =)
A Morning Grouch says
OH MY DO NOT USE THE GLUE TRAPS! there is NOTHING worse than a half-dissolved still alive mouse trying to scurry, but can’t b/c half it’s body is stuck. Seriously. GAG.
Grumpy Grateful Mom says
Oh, I don’t like mice! When I was a child we had a mouse in our kitchen. It ran across our kitchen floor. My mom stomped on it. And that was the end. 🙂
Oh I would so be at a hotel by now. ICK!!!
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Put a little peanut butter on those $1 traps and stick them in tight places where you find…er…sign. It always works for me!