We moved in January. After almost 2 years of searching, we finally found a 5 bedroom house for rent in our price range that we loved. Awesome, right? Not! Shortly after moving in we realized we had mice. I thought maybe just one or two. Nope. We have been here 3 months now and we've caught FIVE mice.
They are small and cute... but I hate them. They seem to gravitate towards this one area. They only come out at night but they seem to stick to these main 2 cabinets and the drawers directly above them. What does that mean for me? That means I can't use those cabinets or drawers because those nasty little mice shit in them. Mice gross me out. I don't even want them touching my stuff or putting they're nasty little paws on it... let alone SHITTING in my kitchen drawers!
Every time we catch one and think "Maybe that was the last one..." Nope... here comes another! I told the landlord after we caught the first one. He just said "Oh, you'll have that in the winter." He said the same thing after we caught the second one and I told him. After the third, he said something about putting out poison if I wanted... but no. For one, I don't want the kids to get a hold of it. And two, I don't want the mice going to die at random places in my house and making it stink.
So yeah... I am fed up. I told DH I want to move. Enough is enough. I said if we have caught FIVE, lord knows how many more there are! He is more optimistic. He says we should just keep setting traps and we'll get rid of them eventually.