Posted by Jan T on 0:32:52 10/11/2014 from 18.104.22.168:
Last night I heard an odd sound. It wasn't the icemaker. I turned down the tv, then it happened again - a little rustling sound in the kitchen. "Time to investigate," I say. Alas, it's too early for Halloween ghosties and things that go bump in the night so I creep into the kitchen and turn on the light. Quick as a bolt of lightening a little grey mouse scampers over top of the backsplash behind the sink and like a shot he streaks behind the toaster oven, then at the end of the counter he takes a flying leap onto the stove, whereupon he disappears into the ether. Yipes! I freaked! Haven't seen him since though.
Since my night visitor appeared, I've been reading your site, cleaned my kitchen thoroughly, including removing the trashcan and recycle bins to outside. I've found no evidence of urine or feces, nor any food chewed into. I figure my visitor was probably looking for a warm place to stay in my 110-year-old house. As cozy as it is, my place ain't no bed and breakfast for any critter that doesn't pay me a fair price. He's got to go and then stay gone from here. This ain't the Disney Hotel, nor Mouseville!!!
My husband purchased some intriguing plastic gizmo for the kitchen that has a little trapdoor for bait (peanut butter), then an indicator if the gizmo is occupied by said rodent interloper. He got boxes of bait pellets for our crawl space. BTW, our crawl space is way to small for my old man to wedge himself into and if I tried I'd never get out again. So far nobody has ventured to dine.
Anyway, Mr. Fasoldt, was this mouse just an adventurous singlet perhaps, or is he bringing more friends to stay with us?
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