WARNING: If you are faint hearted please skip this post today.
My first clue was on the dining room table. Later on I discovered more. From the bite marks I imagined a R.O.U.S. (rodent of unusual size) ala “The Princess Bride.”
My next phone call was to maintenance who contacted a pest control expert who set out animal traps and glue traps. Yes, they use good old-fashioned cheese. Well, in this case they use wedge foil wrapped cheese – high end.
My first catch was a rather large mouse – not quite a rat. The droppings seemed to match and I thought I was done. After all what animal lives in a place no one has occupied for six months and with no ready source of food. Wrong! In the following week I got around ten more mice. I actually lost count.
And I even caught things that I never expected – one geko and two mosquitoes. Every time I think it’s over, it isn’t so I keep checking my traps and am looking for a friendly mouse catching cat. I have my garbage in the freezer. (I don’t really have any groceries.) And everything else is in closed cabinets or sealed containers. Oh, and one night opening my front door, I looked down to see a mouse dart into the house past my feet. Imagine the nerve! Anyway, I pretty sure he’s toast now.