Mice in the House
I got a mouse problem.
Friday night I was awoken to the horrible sound of something scratching, running and chewing in the walls and ceiling. It was freaky! I laid in bed listening to it, wide eyed and totally creeped out.
Mice freak me out!
Saturday night, the same thing happened, but it was worse! There was more scratching, chewing and running! I thought they were going to chew right through the walls!
Saturday night I slept an hour.
Sunday I changed bedrooms; I moved to the bedroom at the other end of the house. I at least was able to sleep Sunday night.
I have three cats that are barn cats and excellent mousers. However, they tend to spend way more time outside than inside. I've started keeping them in as much as possible, but they don't like it much.
The cats will eventually help with the mice problem, but it's going to take time, and I'm not sure how they are going to get the nasty mice in the walls and ceiling (I guess wait till they come out)
Poison would take care of the problem easily, but it's far too dangerous and I definitely will not use it. If a poisoned mouse gets out and my cats, chicken or a wild animal eats it, they will die too.
I'm thinking maybe some live traps or something up in the attic area may help.
I've never dealt with such a serious mice problem before, I'm going to Google it and look for some suggestions on ways to get rid of them quickly and safely.