Let the Games Begin
You’ve heard of the game, "Cat and Mouse" but what you haven’t heard of is "Sue and Mice." This game has officially started and so far there has been no scoring. I asked Mike to pick up ten sticky traps from town and he came home with only four so the mice have the advantage at this point. I did however attempt to try and set some wooden traps out again to bring up the odds of getting one.
I don’t know why I thought I could successfully set a mouse trap without injuring myself. I just don’t get how people can do it without getting their thumb slammed into the trap time after time. I know I should learn my lesson but the same thing happens every time I do it. Gosh that hurts and my thumb nail is about ready to fall off!
After a few cuss words I had four additional wooden traps set with peanut butter. I think I have them hooked correctly this time so it may actually go off before the mouse eats all of it. I strategically placed the traps where I have observed the most droppings and hopefully I will be able to get one or two this round.
I felt kind of bad for wanting to kill these mice but then a loyal blog reader sent me this…
"Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a deadly disease from rodents.
Humans can contract the disease when they come into contact with infected rodents or their urine and droppings. HPS was first recognized in 1993 and has since been identified throughout the United States. Although rare, HPS is potentially deadly. Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection." http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hanta/hps/index.htm
Now I no longer feel guilty for attempting to kill the mice, so watch out mice, I got my game face on!