Wednesday, October 12th 2011
Pests

*     I just wrote a long post about the mouse that is running around in the attic above my head. This mouse needs a pedicure. I can hear his nasty, mousy toenails clicking on the wooden crossbeams and it icks me out. But it was a boring post, and I deleted it. Short version: There’s a  mouse. I want him dead. Because then he’ll be QUIET.

*     If the mouse were in the house, the cat would kill it immediately. He’s good like that. But I hesitate to toss the cat into the attic.

*     The cat can also kill houseflies. This SEEMS nice, but he catches them and then holds them in his mouth and then spits out their dead, wet, perfectly intact fly bodies around the house. And one time about a month ago, he was mad at me because I was busy writing and not getting up to feed him and he came and sat on me and tucked his head under my chin and purred and it was really so sweet and then I later realized he had spit out a dead wet fly down the front of my v-neck t shirt and there was a catspitty fly corpse in my bra for almost an hour. (Much hopping and yelling.)

*     The cat has excellent communication skills, it has been said MANY times, over the years. Also, he likes good waitresses who don’t keep him waiting. Too bad we don’t have any of those here.

*     We just have a mouse. In the attic. Driving me crazy.

~hm

7 Comments on “Pests”

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Jan
October 12th, 2011
10:56 am

Mouse Ick. Dead flies. Yuck. Being sick. Gah. You are not having a very good week, are you?
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Geekwif
October 12th, 2011
4:19 pm

Dead fly in bra – ick ick ick ick!!!!! I’m cringing just reading it. And mice. Ickity ick! We get them too often (there’s tons of them out here in the country) and while our cats are good mousers, they don’t actually dispose of the mouse. I won’t tell you what they do with it, but it usually seems to happen when the Geek isn’t home to deal with it.

I hope your mouse disappears … unexplainably … with no evidence or smell ever to be found. Because that’s really the only good way to get rid of a mouse.
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JB
October 13th, 2011
10:04 pm

We’ve had a mouse in the basement (where my oldest son lives) for quite a while. One of the boys walked down the stairs the other night and looked down and said “hey C, did you know there is a dead mouse on your floor?” They frantically discussed amongst themselves what to do and then the mouse was disposed of and I didn’t even know about any of it until it was all taken care of.
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Jennifer Sullivan
October 13th, 2011
11:10 pm

Go to Home Depot (do you have them in TX?) or Lowe’s and pick up Orkin mouse traps. They are white enclosed containers. You put a little peanut butter inside, shut it, set it and stick it in the attic. It’s best to stick it up against a wall, or a board, but if you can’t deal with crawling into your attic just try to put it against something like a box. Then give it a few days and check on it. The trap will say Mouse Caught if it’s been caught. Then you just trash the trap. We had to do this when we left the backdoor open – oops. It was easier than using our professional bulky traps. Happy mousing!!! Sorry couldn’t help myself!

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Mother T
October 14th, 2011
9:33 am

I hate being surprised by mice or bats, but with our Rat Terrier, we never have to worry about catching them ourselves. He catches and kills them then leaves them for the hubby to dispose of.

If I didn’t have the dog, I would be going with Jennifer’s idea!

BTW, I’d find someway to communicate better with that cat. Icckk!

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Stacey
October 15th, 2011
1:13 pm

Dead fly anywhere… but especially in your bra… oh my word!!
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Jennifer Sullivan
October 17th, 2011
9:26 pm

Did the mouse eat you alive? Where did you go? I thought I was the only one who dropped off the face of the earth for long amounts of time. I rely on you for my entertainment. : )

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