Remember the olden days when we could buy those wooden mousetraps with the metal piece that you set to catch the mouse. It said to put in a bit of cheese, but we often found out that peanut butter and puffed wheat worked best, but no matter we got so many of the cute little critters (UGH) who came in from the cold to seek food! Gosh we found droppings everywhere - in closets and even on the top of the refrigerator!! Last week the adventure began anew as we went downstairs in the morning and saw signs that we had had some visitors on the kitchen counter, in the sink!! and even in a closet. Since we have a new refrigerator that is a bit taller, there were none there. We needed to put out a trap for this year. Bill went off to his new favorite store, Lowes and came home with this amazing contraption. Of course, peanut butter was still to be the food of choice!! He put some in and set it down on the floor in a corner - within a few minutes, tally Bill 1; mouse 0! Within an hour the score had risen to a score of 2 for Bill and you guessed it - another mouse that did not make it!! Since then we have risen to a total of 4 - it's early in the season and Bill had filled in many cracks...this trap snaps hard and fast and I think the little bugger wouldn't have a chance to get the peanut feast out before he was no longer with us. Hmmm I often say "he" but I wonder if it is the family so there are some females in the bunch too!! I am thankful that there are traps and Bill is cool about disposing of the mice!!
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