How Do You Get Rid of Unwanted Visitors?

That headline might have you thinking back to that last horrible weekend when your drunk cousin Charlie put the cat in the trashbag just before you headed to the dump. But no, that’s not the kind of unwanted visitors I’m talking about.

I’ve been invaded once again by little four legged creatures who belong outdoors but insist on coming inside, running across the threshold to my TV room just as I’m watching a particularly gory scene from Grey’s Anatomy. I have had a mouse in the house once again. It’s gone, fortunately. Well, it’s dead, actually. I killed it and its little body is now in a trash bag on the back porch. My sister bought me a very effective little trap, I added a bit of munster and an hour later, “SNAP!”

I almost thought to borrow a cat from a neighbor, or get one of those boxes of D-Kon that poisons those who eat it and drives them out to the woods to die… but those solutions are slow and unsure. The trap worked quickly and the hungry mouse has gone to the land of endless cheese.

But it brings up the question… what is the humane? way to rid your home of these unwanted visitors? Perhaps you are lucky and never encounter the little beasts. But if you do, what do you do?

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Cheese Please
Cheese Please
9 years ago

You can try a humane trap $4 on-line.
We caught a family of wood rats one by one in a humane trap and then drove them to the woods for relocation.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?client=safari&rls=en&q=humane+traps&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=7658297774001679895&sa=X&ei=d5imT5PTMYaqiALGqbW6Ag&ved=0COoBEPMCMAI#ps-sellers

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Cheese Please
9 years ago

But Cheese Please, didn’t they return one by one from the woods only to get caught again???

Cheese Please
Cheese Please
Reply to  CDeering
9 years ago

No, I don’t think that those particular wood rats ever returned. It was a mom and five babies and we took them 5 miles away to the woods. Other rats have gotten into the shed out back but we haven’t tried to catch them with the humane trap.

Susan H
Susan H
9 years ago

Cats have always been the answer for me since I live in an antique house. It’s unusual they are coming in now. Usually they come in when it gets cold.

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Susan H
9 years ago

You are correct, and as we only caught one mouse, I am hoping he just got lost on his way to the pub in the woods. 🙂