So a couple of weeks ago or so, Dirk (my 7 year old) said "I just saw a mouse"
in the kitchen. Dirk is actually a darn good wildlife spotter (takes after his mother) ... but I wasn't sure until later that night, my wife Wendy screeched - the last time I heard that was when we had a bat in the house
- so yeah, there is a furry critter around. I thought maybe he would go away, but even I saw him two days later ... so my wife then picked up a couple of victor rat traps.
I said lets wait until he shows up again, so needless to say, we didn't see him for over a week. But I just went downstairs to finish up the dishes, and I see him scurrying across the kitchen. So I start the dishwasher, unwrap the two traps, put some peanut butter on them, and place 'em on the floor next to the cabinets.
Not even five minutes later, I hear a SNAP
... and lets just say that mouse won't be making any more appearances around the house. I asked Wendy if I should re-use the trap ... she said my decision, but said they are two for a dollar ... so I decided it was a one-time use. I left the other one out in case there are more than one - it has been 15 minutes and no SNAP
So several hours later that night, I heard another SNAP
... and mouse #2 is history. I told my wife that I guess we need to buy a few more mouse traps in case any others are around. Here's a picture of the black hat rat.