Friday, February 28, 2014

Mouse

There is a mouse in my house. Or a rat. I haven't seen it, but it woke me up at 2:00 AM, when it was playing around in the walls by my room.


I set out glue traps in the garage. Seeing as the trap moved about six inches, the rodent went after the bait, got stuck, then struggled to escape.  Trap #2 moved about a foot and was flipped upside, so the creature really struggled with that one.


I'm going to try putting all the glue traps side-by-side, so escape will be much more difficult. The good news is that the bait (peanuts) is working!  I know I should get one of the traditional mousetraps that snaps the creature's neck in half, but that's kind of gross and it's hard to set. If you've ever tried to set one and gotten it wrong, you'll know how much it hurts.

8 comments:

Nattles said...

Michael.. STOP.
Read this:

http://www.peta.org/living/humane-home/five-things-didnt-know-glue-traps/

Donita said...

Do you have a plan for when you catch one? You are going to have to hit it very hard on the head possibly several times - it won't be possible to free it. Also it will have been struggling and stressed for hours unless you plan to sit there with a club waiting for it to get caught. It might even die from stress, or rip its own skin off, some chew their own legs off trying to get free. I know regular traps sometimes don't work, but I still think they're preferable to certain terrible drawn out suffering. Please don't use glue traps Michael. Even the people selling them state that they should only be used as a last resort after all other methods have been tried. Not only this, but you are more at risk of hanta virus when handling it dead or alive, as the stress of being trapped makes it evacuate its bowels and bladder.

Anonymous said...

Use d-con traps

Anonymous said...

PLEASE USE CLASSIC TRAPS THEY ARE MUCH MORE HUMANE!

William D said...

Meh, get a cat ; -; xD

Katie said...
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Anonymous said...

Don't hurt the mouse. God bless.

Anonymous said...

may sound crazy... But pray that the mouse leaves. I know you have faith. God takes care of even the smallest animals, so He will listen to you.:) For sure.:)