Mouse in the house

August 10, 2011 at 12:13 pm 2 comments

Just the other day, Jeff discovered a mouse in our basement! It was a big surprise to us because we’ve lived in this house for two years and never have seen a mouse in here. Jeff went to the basement before work to get his shoes, and there was a mouse sitting in our finished half of the basement on Jeff’s “breakdancing floor.” We were able to get up close to the mouse and it did not run away. I figured it must not be doing so good since it wasn’t running away from us. We didn’t have time to do anything with the mouse since we had to leave for work right away. When we came home, the mouse was not there! I was worried, who knows where it went and what it might be chewing up? Later that same night I told Jeff to go in the basement again and see if the mouse was there. Jeff went downstairs and the mouse was back on the “breakdancing floor” and this time it was dead! My only guess for why it died is the bug spray. We spray bug spray once or twice a year in our basement to kill the spiders down there, so maybe it could kill a tiny mouse too. The mouse was so small and kind of cute! I am not scared of mice but I am scared of bugs. It’s kind of funny because mice are a lot bigger than bugs and can do more damage! I guess they just remind me of all the cute pet hamsters my family had when I was growing up.

Hopefully we do not see any more mice in the basement. Jeff and I bought a couple traps just in case. We got the “no kill” type that just trap the mouse and you can release it outside. We’ll see if it works. I haven’t seen any more mice since that one day though.

mouse trap

I am still curious to know how the mouse got inside. Since they are so small, they can fit into very tiny holes that we would never notice!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chelsea  |  August 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    We had some before we moved in, but never saw any. They can flex their bones, so they can really get into anything.

  • 2. lanette woll  |  August 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Mice can squeeze into the smallest places. Do you remember when we lived in the house on Virginia, remember when we had all those mice for a while? That was awful, and it was really hard to get rid of them. At least you’ve only had one!


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