Friday, January 18, 2008

Waging War

Ahh, it's so good to be home! Even if I did arrive nearly 4 hours after my scheduled landing. It could've been worse, I could've woken up still in my hotel room in Kentucky. Big weather delays all over the place, but overall it wasn't too bad -- it just gave me more time to read my book.

Anyway, when I finally got home last night and got myself settled into a pair of sweatpants in front of the TV, I looked up and noticed a blob on my kitchen floor. Huh? Then it moved. WTF*&^&%?!!!!! Yep, it was a mouse! It was much too late to call an exterminator or go anywhere for traps, so all I could do was wish him away. Um, didn't work. He was pretty bold, in fact he acted like he owned the place.

Dave suggested I hit him with a broom and smother him. I really really don't want to get that close to him or have to be that directly involved in his demise. I also have my doubts that he'll let me walk up to him and hit him over the head with a broom. If I got that lucky, would he lay under the broom long enough to die? I don't know ... don't think I'm gonna try to find out. This notion of clobbering the mouse with something must be a guy thing -- my friend Schue told me this morning that her hubby, Los, thought about hitting their mouse with a hammer. I guess if you're looking for results that would do it, but ew! the mess!!!

So my mousercism will commence by setting the "No Touch No View" trap from Home Depot. I hope Davey Dogs is willing to check the trap because once I put it on the floor, I don't think I'll ever be able to look at it again.

Plan B is an exterminator.

I don't think there's a whole colony of them, hopefully just one. I checked the entire kitchen for meese doodies and didn't find anything .... please please please let him just be on the floor and not have found his way anywhere else.

UGH! This is so gross. This house is just not big enough for both of us, so someone is gonna have to go. Here's a clue little bastard, it's not gonna be me!

So does anyone have any secret tricks up their sleeve? Particularly ones that don't involve seeing or touching anything?

Wish me luck!!


Sandi said...

Plan C -get a cat.

Wanita said...

14 years ago we had mice. Thought we blocked every possible way for them to get in. Then in the middle of the night when my water broke and I was waddeling to the bathroom I saw the little bugger scoot down the heat register in the floor! Next day hubster put mesh wire in all of the vents and never again did we have mice. Our heating vents were in our crawl space.

Baroness von B said...

Couldn't you annoint your house w/peppermint oil a la Schue? In my plan for world beautification, I think more houses should, as she said, smell like giant Altoids.

Our neighborhood issues right now are skunks and raccoons. Not the sort of critter you can squish with a broom. Good luck to you and - and hopefully the mouse works alone - ya know, like Speedy Gonzales. Hmm. Maybe you do need a cat...

schue said...

yea - i dont think the peppermint worked. but my nasal passages were clear and the house smelled nice for the holidays. i have a darn contract and i still saw 2. ewww.
i hate those meeses to pieces!!!!

Los said...

Get Inga to come over - she and Erwin are a whiz at everything, they'd probably have your mouse problem solved in about an hour.

Kelly said...

It must be mouse season.
We have a little buddy in our house too.
The exterminator says its all about "mouse management".
Mice (or mouses as I like to call them) will always try to get in - we just keep "mouse-go-bye-bye pellets" in the attic and basement.
Good luck sister!