Day 21 of the Hostage Situation: Unbelievably, this mouse trapped in our den is still alive and causing havoc. He has shredded one of my husband’s coats in the closet. This critter is too intelligent to be a mouse. We are pretty sure we’re dealing with a rat.
Slowly we are removing things out of the den. I took the printer out and have left the copier. We had to take the plant out of the room because the plant had lost all its leaves Then we looked closer and realized the rodent had been eating the house plant. I guess the leaves had moisture in it. Could this explain how it has survived without any water for 21 days?
We closed off the hole around the floor where the wires come out of the floor with Brillo pads and then duct tape. It’s smaller than the size of a quarter which is apparently how small a hole they can fit through. We have duct tape all along the door and wood door frames to protect against the middle-of-the-night scratching.
We have tried traps. Many. Most recently we reset the basic Victor wood traps with peanut butter and banana. Apparently, he’s somewhat of a peanut butter snob. He loved the new addition of the banana and somehow managed, again, to gorge on this, set the trap off, but not be in the trap. How does he consistently do this?
We tried glue traps. We put this by the back of the desk and along the wall. We thought he had totally avoided this. But no, in fact, there was hair in the glue, but he walked free. How is that possible?
Lord, Please help us catch this rodent. Or let it die a natural death. Let the traps be effective. Thank you.
See Day 21 of the Hostage Crisis – A Mouse in the House Traps – Part 2