2022/08/14

Get. Out.

Da Goddess @ 19:12

I am currently filled with hate. I’m not proud of this; it’s just a fact. A painful, loathesome fact.

We have mice.

We had mice in Texas. For the most part, they were never seen. Arizona mice, however, are everywhere. They rarely even run when they see us now. We’ve become their bitches.

I hate them.

We’ve released 7 into the wild, including a pinkie*. We’ve opted for humane traps, though I’m beginning to resent this as what they’re doing to us is akin to torture. I can’t even sit on the toilet in peace without the occasional mouse running over my slippered foot and then hiding on a shelf behind supplies. This is one of the only times these mice run upon contact with us. Apparently, they’re shocked to see us and get so discombobulated they scurry about. To that I say, “what the fuck did you expect? You’re in a HOUSE! People live in houses. Don’t like us? Get. The. Fuck. Out.”

We don’t set the cats or the snake out after the mice. 1.) The cats are healthy, well-fed, lazy, and don’t need to pick up anything that would be detrimental to Crackerjack’s or the baby’s health, and 2.) live rodents and captive snakes aren’t really a match made in heaven. In fact, live rodents can be dangerous for captive snakes. They can scratch or bite the snakes and that can lead to infections. Plus, I don’t know how we’d get Sneaky Snek back after she went on her rodent-seeking mission.

I’d post pics of the little shits, but I’m still experiencing issues with the “how” of it. Just trust me when I say the mice aren’t as cute as those found in children’s books or even those you see in the wild. To me, when I see mice indoors, all I see are vectors of disease and destruction. Hence, Get. Out.

*Pinkies are babies without fur.

6 Comments

  1. Sounds like it’s time to give up on the “humane” traps and put out some of those pet proof bait station traps. Personally I use “Tomcat” brand and have good luck with them.

    Between the traps, two cats, and an as yet unidentified non-domesticated snake roaming my basement and crawl space (I’ve twice found snake skins), mice aren’t a problem for me.

    Comment by Ravenwood — 2022/08/15 @ 08:57

  2. We put out Vitamin K bait and have only had one mouse spotted since (on the 1st night). Since then, nada!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2022/08/21 @ 05:55

  3. OH HELL NO! I’d call an exterminator, even if you have to steal the money to pay him. Screw that! :/

    Comment by pam — 2022/08/17 @ 17:42

  4. The bait we put out has been effective. Knock wood! Honestly, I was at my wit’s end with the mice. My stomach was in knots all the time. I’m so grateful for the absence of those little shits I’ve actually been able to sleep!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2022/08/21 @ 05:59

  5. Thank goodness!!

    Comment by pam — 2022/08/23 @ 13:18

  6. I spoke too soon. Arrrgh!

    Comment by Da Goddess — 2022/08/24 @ 09:34

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