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?