Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Death Toll Still Rising
Just removed two more dead mice from my ceiling.
That brings the body count up to 11!
Would have left that glue trap a little longer except that it started to rank.
Last week I was advised by a couple of local agitators - to report my landlord to the *board of health* on account of the creatures stirring.
I had read of that option online, but thought it would be a hassle. I incorrectly presumed that it was an arm of the *state*.
Turns out, it's a local town agency - and they LOVE to themselves become a nuisance. You know how it goes, if they don't *do anything* in a sleepy, bloated town such as ours....the department could easily be eliminated or downsized.
Apparently they can and are eager to make life very difficult for negligent property owners - or for people they just don't like, a category I'm sure my landlord sits atop.
My walls have been noticeably quieter the past few weeks. Me and that green poison must have neutralized most of them. Though everything I read says these critters get worse in the winter. It'll be down to 15 degrees tonight; and tomorrow's HIGH will be a balmy 21!
Note that officially, winter doesn't even start for five more days.
Posted by CaptiousNut at 9:39 PM
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That is just so danged nasty. But, give us something that will show some scale on these bad boys. They look huge.
I took that pic from 10 feet away!
No way. Those aren't mice, they are Shetland ponies.
Why not use snap traps instead? Leaving a glue trap and just letting them die by themselves is pretty cruel... end their misery IMO.
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