Temperature goes down this time of year so the furnace gets turned up and the mice come in looking for a warm place to hang out. And shit.
Dirty little buggers.
Had the same problem last year. We got some harmless traps and caught about three or four of them. They were still alive since it was one of those humane traps where you bait it with food, they go into the small area and can’t get out.
What do you do with them then?
I don’t know what you’d do with them, I put them outside, still in the container so they could freeze, then chucked them in the garbage can on garbage day. I figure they’d be in a better place either way; they’re in the dump with lots of stuff to hide under/keep warm and probably eay or they’re dead and in little mousey heaven.
In the summer TheWife plugged up one of the holes we thought they were getting in through. Well, we were wrong. As soon as the weather was getting colder, I started hearing them in the drop ceiling of the basement late at night. We started finding droppings (shit) in behind the sink.
So we got the ‘humane’ traps again only this time they teamed up the trap and looks like one chewed the other one out (of the trap). We then discovered droppings (shit really is easier to type) inside our dishwasher! The little buggers (fuckers) were getting into the dishwasher!
That was enough for TheWife. We called Orkin, the showed up on Saturday and checked the exterior, found a couple of areas that could have been access points and filled them with expanding foam. Also put a few traps out with poison in one of the other areas and in the garage. Then he checked out the inside of the house starting with the basement. I swear, the guy placed about 16-20 snap-traps in our store room, in the drop ceiling, under the sink and under the dishwasher (which had a lot of mouse shit under it).
How do they work?
Well the guy put a totally harmless gel on the trap trigger but it was something the mice like so when they lick it or touch it there is a *SNAP! * *TWITCHING FOR 20 SECONDS* *SILENCE*.
Just like that. I even heard it go off late at night while I was raiding ICC 10 man (I swear, my DPS went up!).
I’ve only checked the accessible areas and so far only found one mouse. Let’s just say it had a really REALLY bad headache.