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Post Reply There was a mouse in my bed!
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Posted 6/28/16

qwueri wrote:

Kill it with fire!


Purify them for their sins.
See 1 or 2 in my apartment, god damn it (lord of light).
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Posted 6/29/16 , edited 6/29/16

VenusValentine wrote:


qwueri wrote:

Kill it with fire!


Purify them for their sins.
See 1 or 2 in my apartment, god damn it (lord of light). :ph34r:


Maybe they are a couple and think that the apartment is theirs, and planning something sneaky Watch you back
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Posted 6/29/16
Generally whenever you actually SEE one mouse there will be a nest of at least 5-10 of them. So even though this is now an "ex-mouse" pushing up the daisies you should not let your guard down.

I've had homes where mice were a constant problem. In one case it was because the neighbor in the next door apartment was a complete slob and always left pizza and other food lying around on his floor forever. In another case it was field mice (different than house mice) because we lived in the country and they'd come in when it got cold. At another place we didn't really realize that the dog food factory next door would be very attractive to rodents of all kinds.

Ways to deal with them:
1. Make sure there is no food available, if they find any they will return over and over to where it was to see if more will show up. This includes pet food - so don't let your pets dishes sit with food in them all the time.
2. Any food that is in boxes or bags they can gnaw through they will. So get a good heavy duty set of Tupperware or Rubbermaid containers and transfer all the groceries, flour, spices, etc. into them. Tins work well too.
3. Limit sources of water. Put a capful of Pinesol into any standing water such as the toilet, or down the drain to make the water in the elbow undrinkable.
4. Trap them. Your standard wood snap trap generally works and use something that sticks to the trigger so they have to pull on it and set it off. Peanut butter can work, but often it's better to take a look at what they were eating and use some of that as bait - ie if they were eating the dogs food, use a nugget of that, if they were after your bird seed, use some of that. I've known people who actually take a needle and sew the bait to the trap trigger to make it more likely to go off. Once it kills a mouse just throw the entire thing in the trash and buy new traps - they're cheap enough.
5. A last resort in my opinion - poison them. I hate this choice because then they crawl off and die in some hidden place inside your walls and stink. Additionally - it leaves a nasty blue-green stain wherever their body rots. Plus if they happen to leave the house and die outside, you never know what might find the body and eat it and thus also be poisoned. If your family pet finds it that could be bad news.

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Posted 6/29/16
happened to me too once, woke up with something on my bed and it was also a mouse it had been drawn there by bag of chips/crisps on my floor, i grabbed a stick and started running after it. never got it though
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Posted 6/29/16

bronzefoot wrote:

Just to say the mouse is now an 'ex-mouse'



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Posted 6/29/16
A well trained cat could help, online seek rent a cat, they got all your mouse problems!
Posted 6/29/16
What were you doing with it?
Posted 7/1/16
did it tickle
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Posted 7/1/16
that's scary. Did you cry?
Posted 7/1/16
Be glad it wasn't a rat. They'll get ya.
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Posted 7/1/16


Not sure how I would react to this if it was real.
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