At the risk of jeopardizing my manhood – I hate mice. I admit it. Beyond a solid dislike for the rodents they propose a definite threat to existing food supplies if they gain access. The last thing I need with grocery store shelves bare and resupply questionable is to open a 20 pound bag of rice to find “Mickey” staring up at me.
Of course food stores need to be stored away in protective containers such as buckets however that is not always practical nor available. Taking out these dastardly mini-demons need to be thought about and prepared for ahead of time.
Here are three ways which to reliably deal with mice – and their larger brother – the rat:
#1: Mouse Traps – One of the most perfect inventions ever made – the mouse trap simply baits the mouse and when the bait is taken the trap is triggered and the mouse is no more.
Once the trap is sprung and the mouse is in mouse-heaven, it can be picked up and tossed in the trash.
Another use for mouse trap – or especially the larger rat trap – is for catching small game such as squirrels. Cheap trapping method.
#2: Poison -The second method for ridding yourself of mice is poison. Basically the mouse nibbles on the tasty stuff and they keel over and die. I don’t really care for this method unless you do not have any pets. Not good if the family pet decides to snack on the mouse poison for themselves.
#3. Cat. Yup – probably one of the top reasons for the demise of tens of thousands of mice every year – cat’s. Cat’s are a great addition to the homestead and barn.
So – what has worked for you? All I know is whatever method will kill – I like it.