No, I’m not talking about Disneyland or anything fun.
I’m talking about a real live mouse, who snuck in through the open (two five-year olds live here—of course it was left open!) screen door and has taken up residence behind our kitchen cupboards.
The thing has entered, and left “presents” in almost all the drawers and apparently goes BUCK WILD when we’re not home.
We have traps galore set up (I snapped my finger while setting one, wow did that hurt!) in the now empty drawers , and poison hidden behind a baseboard. I spent all day clearing out the drawers of kitchen stuff, washing it, and storing everything in Rubbermaid containers.
Now we wait.
Of course, the puppy decided to investigate the one trap we left out for the night (we have to pick it up during the day–too risky to leave it out with kids around). Within an hour of setting it up, he came tearing out of the kitchen like his tail was on fire. Luckily he just set it off and scared himself.
So now I ask, have you had rodent problems and if so how long did the trap take to rid you of the problem?