“Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.”
— Ronald Reagan
Okay, I must confess it was just 1 mouse but it tormented me for about 2 weeks. And, unlike Lennie, I had ALL intention to get rid of it!!
One of my brothers was the first to see it & of course, we sprang to action- put out a bunch of glue traps, snap traps & whatnot. Yet some way, some how, the bloody creature refused to get caught and I had absolutely no clue how that was possible. That wasn’t until I had the poor luck of seeing the damn thing- so effing tiny, ugh.
This made it like 1000% worse because I thought it was small enough to finesse its way through the MULTIPLE traps so of course this led me down the rabbit hole of researching how to get rid of mice. I found some pretty interesting things but the easiest & most convenient for me was spraying a mixture of bleach & vinegar all around their suspected hiding places. Apparently this repels mice because it smells like the pee of their predators (I was willing to try anything okay??). So I did this & left the balcony door open slightly with the hope that it’d be so frightened to the point of running tf out.
Yes, I can be pretty darn optimistic.
I did this routine of spraying the mixture about 4 times a day, for about 4/5 days.
THEN, one bright early morning, about 4 days ago, I walked into the living room & received wonderful news from my bro- the dickhead had been caught on one of the glue traps. I could breathe again.
Also, during my research, found out from one of my girls that lavender is a great moth-icide. Just btw.
If anyone knows any other (tried & tested) rodent repellents out there, do share please. Insect repellents would be greatly appreciated too, because ’tis the season. Thanks 😀
Stay safe xx