Dead Mice are Good Mice

Good Morning Mr. Mouse

Walking into my kitchen the other morning, I realized I had an overnight visitor, a mouse in the house.

Now I was not alarmed, and unlike Prince of Petworth, didn’t go out and get a cat, I did what any red-blooded American man did. I ignored it.

But when the clock-stopping hottie came in, I had another “Honey do..” on my list: “Honey, do kill them!” And so to Home Depot I went to buy my way to mouse-free living.

I bought every single mouse and rat killing weapon they sold. Traps classic and new, bait, poison, sticky pads, you name it, and deployed my mouse-killing arsenal throughout the house. Then I waited.

I waited for a snap or a squeal or some sign of death…

Dead mouse is good mouse

The very next morning, I found not one, but two dead mice. And you know what killed them?

Not all the fancy poisons or baits, but a Victor Quick Set mouse trap.

So there’s a lesson for you here. When you wanna do it right, when you really believe a good mouse is a dead mouse, don’t mess around.

Get a trap, bait it with peanut butter, and wait for that “snap!”

7 Comments so far

  1. Ex-Hy Hy (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Wow. Classy photo there.

    BTW – Every time I read “clock stopping hottie”, I throw up in mouth a little. No, a lot. Ick.

  2. EdTheRed (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 2:33 pm

    Mice are stupid. I’ve had rats that knew how to push a trap around until it fired, leaving them free to get to the tasty bait…for those suckers, poison is the only way to go…the snap traps do work on some of the slower rats…oh, and glue traps are less than worthless – you end up with angry sticky rats.

    I love living in DC.

  3. Jenn L (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

    “Honey, do” ?? Are you kidding me? That phrase should be banned. And you used to give me grief for mentioning “my husband” in posts?? Yuck. Ick. Relationship task lists. Ugh.

  4. jps (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Someone built a better mouse trap! When did they start making traps that hide what’s left of the mousies’ little head?

  5. Don (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

    I’m a big believer in the glue traps myself. I feel bad for the mice since it’s got to be the most ugly way to die but I’ll deal with it rather than have a poisoned mouse go die in a wall and stink for six months…

  6. Mouse (unregistered) on June 19th, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

    Here’s one I found on the internet and tried. I saw a mouse in my house, soaked several cotton balls in oil of peppermint , stuck the cotton balls at the points I thought the mice were entering, and haven’t had a mouse problem since. This is particularly good if you don’t want to deal with mouse carcasses or if you have pets/small children who might handle a trap/poison. People might have varying success rates, but it worked for me. This also has the side benefit (detraction?) of a minty-fresh house.

  7. Wayan (unregistered) on June 20th, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

    Oil of Peppermint? Now that’s cruel and unusual punishment. A quick snap of the neck is so mush more effective.

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