If it's fall it's time for "the mouse in the house." Yep, one day last week Bill spotted one of the little, gray furry creatures scurrying along the shelf in our garage. Here we go again. Set a mouse trap or put out a Have a Heart trap?
I don't like to kill any living creature but I also don't want a mouse infestation in our garage or house. If we had a cat we wouldn't have a mouse problem.
Bill and I usually trap the unwanted vermin with one of those have-a-heart traps and then release them out into the woods, far away from our abode. Sometimes that doesn't work because the persistent rodents will find their way back to our warm environs.
Yesterday I bought on of those have-a-heart traps at the Ace Hardware in Milton. We (Bill) put it out last night. This morning, sure as the sun rises, there were TWO occupants of our new have-a-heart traps, sniffing around inside the metal enclosure amidst their very own mouse droppings. Ugh.
Bill took the unwanted house guests out to the end of the lane behind our backyard where there is a clumps of trees on a former home site now long overgrown.
A lot of trouble wouldn't you say? I would rather have one of those big orange cats to take care of this annual problem.
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