Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fredericka's mouse

My very good friends, Pete and Fredericka have been yearning to be full-time RVers for many moons. They have been stymied by their accumulation of "stuff" at their rented home. Finally, they came to a point where most of their "stuff" had been disposed of, and they took-off down the road. Happy day!!

A couple of days ago I received a phone call from Pete and Fredericka. They were in the area of my Guava Gardens apartment, and wanted to drop by for a visit! Wow! Wonderful! I don't get many visitors, and really love it when friends come to call.

I have just enough seating in my apartment for two guests and myself. The three of us were busy chatting when Fredericka noticed a very small mouse enter the room, coming from the foot of my kitchen counter.

Mouse war
The next day I paid a visit to Dixieline Hardware and  bought four mouse snap traps. I loaded one of the traps with cheese bait. The next day, I found that my mouse had taken the cheese bait without setting off the trap!

Researching in Google, I learned that crunchy peanut butter is a very good solution to deal with wily and dextrous mice.

This afternoon when I returned to my apartment, I found that a mouse had been caught by the Victor snap trap and its peanut butter bait.

13 comments:

  1. George what happened to your camera? We need to see some pictures.

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    1. I lost my camera [and almost everything else too] when MsTioga crashed.

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    2. So do you think you will be replacing your camera?

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  2. Those little critters always made room for themselves!

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  3. We have a lot of mice living here at the park, and we have mousetraps baited with peanut butter in the house. They love peanut butter more than cheese!

    Hopefully we can come and visit you (and also Peter and Fredricka) in early 2015!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Pete and Frederika would love to meet Kevin and Ruth, being as how we have been faithful readers and fans of your blog for a long time. We plan fpr sure on being somewhere south during winter months.

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  4. Congratulations on the mouse victory, George... It was great seeing you the other day.

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  5. One day I had a trap set like that in my small house in a rural area. As I walked into the living room, there sat my bloodhound with the mouse trap between here paws licking the peanut butter off the trap ... the trap had not gone off yet. Close call for her. >lol

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  6. Nice to visit with old friends. Hope you are well.

    arlonHboozer.com

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  7. Hi George ... remember me? From El Cajon. Maybe I can meet you for lunch one day. My treat!

    Janet

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  8. You can also use a sunflower seed. They love them. Use the same one over and over.

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  9. I have a photo of a trap I caught TWO mice in the trap. The little pigs both went for the same treat.
    I used expanding crack sealer now they are gone. (On the house not the mouse)

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  10. Yeaaa, having been the victim of little mouse visitors much too often, I'm glad you got the little guy. I think they are so cute, but only outside. If they are inside, it's WAR!

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