Living in an old (1860s) house in rural New York, our house is inundated with mice. In the past, I’ve used humane traps but I feel they’re really cruel, in one way. A high proportion of mice you trap are females with babies to look after. Imagine the stress they must go through, being confined in a trap and unable to get to their babies (who probably need to be fed quite frequently.)
Guilty as charged.
I’ll send you my two cats - they’re rather good at catching them
OMG ! I’ve just heard the trap go off !! I’m afraid to look ! I KNEW I should have had wine tonight .
It’s behind you…
I looked ! Definitely dead this time … Mr.Leah’s cousin is coming over tomorrow to pick something up . I’ve texted him a picture and told him he won’t be getting the package until he “deals” with this “issue” . Give me spiders all day long but MICE eugh .
Poor wee thing!
We don’t get any in the house, but usually - most years - at least one gets into the roof by climbing up a creeper and in under the eaves.
Always woodmice. They make a hell of a racket, considering how tiny they are. Usual dispatch methodology.
Stick the cat in the loft?
Wonder if we have enough for this yet…
The true aficionado would use port tongs…
Hmm. I always thought that was why mice had tails, give ‘em a swing and they’d sail out of the window.
Aaaanndd I’ve caught ANOTHER one !! Four down now .
You really need a cat.
Your very fortunate. We used to get fieldmice before had our new kitchen. I tried the best I could to save but our terrier always got them first . Havent had any since our new kitchen.
Our terrier Gypsy is 17 years 6months old . We take on a 90mins walk every day. Often we go with Gypsy to Grassington and walk to Bursel along the River Wharfe and back 8 miles. No trouble.
My thoughts entirely. Verging on rat!
I dunno, that’s about the size of mouse I’m always catching in the Autumn. Trust me a rat would have just shrugged off a trap that size.