Wednesday, March 04, 2009

I realize that you're probably getting sick of hearing about the mice, but they are occupying a good portion of my thoughts these days so you'll just have to bear with me.

Steve and I are apparently both huge babies because, although we are not willing to share our house with the mice, neither of us want to set the traps and then dispose of the poor dead mice. I was planning to get some of the round traps, where you don't actually have to see the dead mouse, but then I read that mice give birth to a litter of three to five baby mice EVERY EIGHTEEN DAYS year round. Yeesh. No more messing around. I had an exterminator come out yesterday to check out the situation and give me a quote, then another guy came back today to actually start the exterminating.

Yesterday the guy told me that we also have mice in the basement. Now I don't want to go down there, even though we are about to be buried under mounds of dirty clothes and diapers. Then this morning I saw some little pieces of fuzz on top of the door of my oven. I thought to myself, "Weird. I hope this isn't mouse related." as I threw the fluff in the trash and promptly forgot about it. We left the house for a couple hours, and when I got home I was startled to see the entire 1/2 inch opening along the top of my oven door filled with more of the same fluff. I'm no mouse expert, but I'm pretty sure that is a bad sign. So, not only can I not do laundry, now I can't cook anything either.

Let the carnage commence.

8 comments:

Vegan Knitting said...

The fluff means they are removing the insulation from your oven to make nests.

This happened to us back in NYC. You know what our great method was? We never used the oven.

One time we came home and a newborn baby mouse was lying on the floor in front of the stove.

Deanna said...

Sarah, I hate to say this.....they're winning.

Mom said...

I am not sick of hearing about the mice. I am sorry about your sad situation, but you have to admit that it is pretty amusing!

Kararific said...

take no mercy!

you have my support to take whatever means necessary to get rid of the mice!

Abby said...

I'm with Kara! Completely! Take no prisoners!

Anonymous said...

Go for it. Mice are not nice things to live with. Wish you luck on ridding your home of the little creeps. I have to agree with your mom it is amusing to hear about, but sure its not when they are living with you.
LJ

Pancake Goddess said...

wah! this is a drag... we had mice and the only way we ever got rid of them was to have an orkin guy come and find all the tiny holes through which they entered, and stuff all this steel wool and other stuff in the holes. He also set bait/poison, which was gross and sad because I knew they'd suffer. Anyway, they never came back.

Hamons said...

Ugh, mice. I hope this new approach is the end of it. I mean, really...no cooking or cleaning, what would you do with your time?