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Friday, September 30, 2011

DEFCON 1

We are at WAR in our house.

WAR.

DEFCON 1.

Our enemy: a little legion of mice. This little legion is comprised of three mice - that we know of... Two of these little buggers have been caught. The first we caught last week using a humane trap stuffed with blue cheese (yes, we went with the really good stuff to catch this little bugger). Last night we caught one of the remaining two mice using a snap trap; no bait. This little sucker was messing around in our pantry (where he and his little buddy ate through several wrapped granola bars) and David went all postal on him.

He set up a second snap trap in our pantry and loaded it with granola bar as bait.

We are at war.

These little buggers have made their home in our home long enough. They have eaten enough of our granola bars and eaten into more than their fair share of chocolate chips and sprinkles. Their eating habits have forced us to buy more plastic storage containers that I'd like to admit. Everything - flour, sugar, crackers, granola bars, nuts, sprinkles, pasta, all wheat products, oatmeal - is now in plastic storage containers. And yet the remaining little bugger was in our pantry last night.

We are at war.

Defcon 1.

Updates forthcoming.

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To my father: we promise to end the war (having won it) before you visit.

2 comments:

Ruthie said...

This post made me laugh. Are you guys using poision or just traps? How did you know there were mce? Good luck with assassinating Mickey and Minnie's rogue cousins.

slowly growing old together said...

We've only used traps to this point; however, that is about to change. We believe the mice are entering our house from behind the oven. We are going to put some poison there this weekend. I cannot stand sharing our house!

As for how we knew there were mice, we saw them. And then we started seeing evidence of them in our pantry (eating through things and poop). Now that everything is in a plastic container we are seeing less evidence of them in the pantry. That said, we caught one (without bait) in the pantry last night.

SO GROSS!