I don’t like mice. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ll already know that. You’ve also no doubt noticed that it’s autumn again. And while that means we’re done with another summer (yay!) and that the air is filled with the smell of dry leaves (yay!), it also means that those blasted mice are at it in my walls again.
And in my quest for supreme dominance over the field mice, I’ve turned to social networking. The power of Amazon reviews. I went online, looked at all the different ways of killing mice (and they are legion), and picked out the Snap-E mousetrap (pictured above). Folks, this thing kills mice the way I eat chocolate cake. It relishes it. It makes mouse killing as easy as spelling d-e-a-d.
These aren’t your human have a heart traps. But hey–no glue is involved, so I feel almost like a mouse humanitarian. They’re easy to set, and I have yet to have a mouse eat the bait (peanut butter) and escape to tell his mousy friends. It’s a piece of cake to unload them and get them set up for business again, too. Just pull down on the lever that’s sticking straight up. No need to soil your hands with dead mouse germs.
I’ve caught 5 mice in about 5 days.
I know that they’ll all be gone once it starts to freeze enough outside–I just have to keep reminding myself of that fact. Until you’ve listened to a mouse rustling around inside your walls at two in the morning, you don’t know what creepy means.