When we were at Stonethrow, my daughter said she heard scratching noises in the ceiling of the family room. She said it sounded like something big was living up there and we should not be surprised if we found a big hole there when we got home. Well we got home and never gave it a thought since we never heard anything. Lately I have been hearing a lot of scratching above our bedroom and my home office. Sunday I had seen a mouse take off out of one of the empty dog food bags I had set with the trash. Time for immediate action. I was at home depot yesterday so I picked up a pack of four Victor snap traps. Always my weapon of choice in the fight against rodent crime.
About noon I methodically set those traps as well as another I already had. within an hour, SNAP!!
(man those are loud on a concrete floor). Got him, but wait, the rest of the family surely moved in with him. I reset the trap and waited. Well, to clarify, I didn't sit by the trap and wait. I went to the barn and did some work. A couple hours later I went to the garage and, Bingo, there were two more ready to be tossed. I reset those and went on with what I was doing. Just after dinner I found another. WWhen I was locking up for the night I de=cided to make a pass through the garage. Three of those rascals had gone for their last supper. Seven mice within about nine hours, man I was really cleaning house.
This morning I took a stroll out to pick up my morning paper. As I passed through the garage I removed two more from their humble abode. It looks like breakfast didn't set to well with them. It seems we had a whole neighborhood of these beady eyed critters take up residence. I haven't heard any scratching so far today.
Remember, The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!