November 22, 2005


In the winter, we usually have mice wander into the warehouse looking for a warm bed and a bit to eat. This morning, one of the guys asked if I'd seen anything, because he thought he'd hear some rustling. I hadn't, but said it was that time of year. Well, about an hour ago, I happen to look down by my right foot, and there's a teensy little field mouse looking up at me. I think he was aiming for the bit of peanut on the floor next to my garbage can. Of course, as soon as he noticed me noticing him, he scurried off. I just got back from lunch, and sure enough, the peanut is gone. Time to get out the humane traps. I'll bait them with peanut butter, and release the occupents.

I hope this one doesn't decide to sleep in my deks plant! A few years back, I came into work to find dirt all over my desk, and a neat little hole down into the roots of the plant. It was home to that year's field mouse. I kid you not!

Posted by Ithildin at November 22, 2005 3:04 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE


Posted by: jen at November 23, 2005 6:19 AM

You know field mice are easy to tame.

Posted by: Daniel Upton at November 23, 2005 1:49 PM

Meeses everywhere WOULD YOU COULD YOU IN A HOUSE? COULD YOU COULD YOU WITH A MOUSE? A kid that used to live next door to where i used to live nearly had a mouse climb up his leg when our cat was after it and its said that mice like bacon more then cheese

Posted by: BIRDZILLA at November 23, 2005 5:56 PM

I have found that the standard snap trap + peanut butter on a very small piece of cardboard works wonders. Mice can't resist it. If you use just PB on the trap, the mice lick it off and do not trigger the trap. The cardboard is there to give them something to crunch on (which they do), triggering the trap. Bye bye mouse.

Last year I think I caught about a dozen mice using that method.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at November 28, 2005 3:04 PM