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Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:46 pm
by highlandcow
So I was minding my own business this morning, getting ready for work...when suddenly a mouse ran across my kitchen floor!

WAAAAAAAH! I leapt up and screamed like that old lady in Tom & Jerry (even pulling all my skirts up!)
It ran off through the gap in between the cooker and the cupboard and I don't know where it went.

I talked to my landlord and they've said that they can't do much about it except for board up any holes that may in the walls (it's a maisonette in a really old block).
I've also heard that mice can't actually climb. Is this true? I live 3 floors up....so maybe it's not Jerry Mouse....but Roland Rat??

I don't want to kill it, I think it's cruel. Plus I don't really want to clean up any blood and gore.

Does anyone know a humane way I can get rid of Jerry/Roland?

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:16 am
by rufio89
You could get some humane traps? then you can just release him to outside. But mice breed pretty fast and I'm almost certain they can climb.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:28 am
by peecee
Mice certainly can climb! They can also scurry across your ceiling as if they're on the ground!

You'd know if it were a rat; apart from the difference in size, a rat is more likely to pop its head round the door at night, rather than during the day.

You need to get rid; mice carry diseases, and they do a lot of damage by chewing, pooing and peeing. If you can't bear to put poison or traps down, Rufio's suggestion of a humane trap is probably the best idea - get your landlord to provide them, though. And if you catch any, release them a long way from your flat, or they'll come straight back.

Or, do you have any neighbours with a cat...? :)

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:27 am
by rufio89
haha pee, I somehow dont think letting the neighbours cat maul these mice is highlandcows idea of mouse kindness! :)

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:41 am
by snail
All the mice in my house come from the cat, who brings them in. They're excellent jumpers and climbers. Don't forget humane traps need to be checked every 24 hours, and they're fiddly to learn to use so as to set the door mechanism just right. Raisins are a good bait for them (or chocolate if you think you can spare it - I never can!). There mustn't be any other food available either (such as a chocolate bar on the worktop etc).

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:26 pm
by highlandcow
snail wrote:(or chocolate if you think you can spare it - I never can!)


Haha, no spare chocolate in my house. I'd be trying to get it back off the trap. :D :oops:

No one has a cat though, which is a shame as apparently the landlord (who owns the whole block) said that everyone had been calling up about mice in the last few days! They obviously have a nest in the block as the weather has got colder again they've been trying to get into the warmth.

peecee wrote:They can also scurry across your ceiling as if they're on the ground!


Wow! I didn't know that, that would be terrifying to see. :o :o :o :o

The landlord is sending round a man to board up the holes in the plaster under the sink today. I think that's where it got in as that cupboard under the sink is where I keep the bin. In the meantime I've heard that peppermint can stop them from getting in so I'm just about to pop down to Waitrose.

I'll see if I can get a trap as well, but a nice one. :D

Thanks for all the advise guys, I'll let you know if I have another visit! xxx

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:00 am
by highlandcow
.....or Adventures with Mice Part Deux.

Late last night, my other half heard a noise in the bedroom. We sort of put it down to the fact that it's an old house and the neighbours must be up ect.

But then at about 7am he shot up in bed and started leaping about in his underwear. After falling about laughing at him, he told me there was a mouse in his bedside table. YAAAAAAGH!

My estate agent won't help, I'll have to get the city council's pest control in to deal with it.

Ugh...how annoying! :roll:

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:45 am
by brfc
you know what i,m half asleep this morning, not woke up yet and read the top of the post and read a bit below and was thinking how did a moose get up to a 3rd floor and through your kitchen. large animal to be wandering around up there lol. pass me the coffee need a caffeeene boost to wake me up.

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:10 am
by snail
It's these northerners and the funny way they speak, BRFC :wink:

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:54 pm
by peecee
Been away this weekend, just catching up on the madness that is PP... :P

brfc, it's a shame our Moose isn't on PP any more (ooh - and Morris Mouse!) - we could have resurrected highlandcow's thread between us in quite a spectacular way! :bounce:

xxx

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:01 pm
by rufio89
I wonder how HLC is getting along living with her fella.

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:11 pm
by peecee
Looks as if the last time she visited PP was May 2013 - perhaps we should turn up on her doorstep, with cake, and ask her? :D

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:44 pm
by rufio89
I'll bring the champers!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:45 am
by brfc
a pp party!! sounds good to me :D

Re: Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:41 pm
by Bel Bel
as long as Peecee is not in charge of bringing the ice cream :P