Thursday, January 22, 2009

A quick note

I know it's been awhile and I have pictures in waiting, and I will get to them later. But, as I was reading my friends blog today she mentioned that they had mice. It reminded me that I have not filled you all in on our little mouse problem. (see here) After getting a few traps we thought we were done, we never saw any and we weren't catching any. So, we forgot about them. Then, after our Christmas trip to CO we came home to a HORRIBLE stench in our room. What was it you ask...a mouse, a fairly large one at that. It's head had been squashed by "Doctrines of Salvation" on our book case. Bob lovingly took care of it and we though that was that. Not to be, that night while watching TV, we found a baby, running around the living room, we set out our spinning traps and what happened, the mouse would climb on top and look at us. NOT OK. So, the next day we decided to get the snapping traps. They didn't really work either, Bob would wake up in the morning and they would've eaten the cheese. We did catch a few though. Then, one morning I walked into the kitchen to make breakfast, only to see one run from under the dishwasher to under the stove!! FREAKED me OUT! It's one thing to know you have mice, another to actually see one when you're not expecting it. I left the kitchen and decided I'd go back later to make breakfast, well not 5 minutes later Ben decided he was thirsty, he came and got me and we headed into the kitchen, only to have one run out from behind the trash,and typical curious 19 month old, he decided to chase it! I stopped him just as it ran under the stove again. We proceeded into the kitchen (we had to pass the stove to get to the fridge) Only to have the mouse run out again! He again tried to chase it as it ran down the stairs. I did not venture down ALL DAY! Needles to say, we called our landlord and had them send an exterminator. I was NOT going to have my baby chasing a dirty filthy mouse. I am happy to say, we have not seen one since.

5 comments:

Kimberly Giardino said...

Ugh... Not a fun thing! I feel for you as well! Hopefully they got them when they came out to check your home!!

Jess to the Lo said...

Give me the hebby gebbies! UCK! Glad that you have not seen them since!

kristenita said...

oh! I hate mice. we had some a few months ago & I bought EVERY trap I could find. the only ones that worked were those STICKY TRAPS! they are the best. and now we have the electrical mouse repellent sound maker things you plug in - by all the doors.
go mice, scram!

Gwen said...

Maybe you should leave the Doctrines of Salvation in a low, easily visible place with a little picture of a stick mouse with x's for eyes...it could be a good deterent. Sorry, I shouldn't laugh - do you think the mouse understood the doctrine - maybe had a brief, "AAAHA" moment right before the end? hee hee

candace said...

Gwen's comment made me chuckle. ;)
We have a pet mouse, but that's a lot different that a wild mouse running all over your house! Uck! I wouldn't like that, either.