Let me start by saying I hate mice! I hate them - I'm terrified of them - It's bad! We've had a horrible mouse problem this summer at our house - unlike any other year or any other century probably! We set traps and then someone else has to get rid of them once they are in the traps - I can't do it. Seriously I can't do it! We caught one not long ago and noone checked it in the morning until I walked upon it when I went to do laundry. I almost had a heartattack - I'm kidding you not! I called David who couldn't get home right then and wasn't going to be able to for a couple more hours - I called my Dad's house and he was on his way to Atlanta - it was not looking good. I was shaking and clammy and could not make my body walk into the laundry room and get him. I finally talked Lucas into getting him out for me - thank goodness!!!! and I could breathe!
However they wouldn't stop - we have multiple ones I think. We fixed the dryer vent that we originally thought was the problem and they still got in. I cleaned out the bottom of the pantry because that's where I store boxes of things I get from Sam's or wherever else and made sure there was nothing there they could get into. I started putting up dog food at night because they were getting that and taking it piece by piece under the stove or the sink - it was bad! YUCK!
Finally one day I heard something scratching behind the wall/vanity in my bathroom. It freaked me out at first because I thought it was going to come out of the vanity at me - really people I know it sounds like it but we don't live in the country!!!! It stopped and then I heard it the very next morning too. After that I didn't hear it anymore - well that was until I smelled something a couple of days later. I told my husband and mom that I smelled something but noone believed me for a couple of days. Of course they didn't have to be here during the day when it was 90 degrees and smelling it too. That was unlike anything I can describe! Finally someone smelled it and the search was on! The first night we put 3 holes in the bathroom wall where we smelled it - yes you heard me right holes in the wall. Nothing! So my husband went to work the next day and got a camera that they use to look inside ductwork and brought it home. Put another hole in the wall of our closet and what do we see? A wee little dead mouse staring at me! UGH!!!!! Really - they are out to get me - who else gets dead mice in their walls and their bedroom for that!
That was bad enough until about a week later I smelled the same smell in the kitchen - yep as I dreaded it and somehow lived through it for two days we looked for it! I knew exactly where this one was and one hole and it was out. It's horrid! I'm done with mice - DONE!