|A mouse free front bed.|
Not this year! Last fall war was declared and 108 mice later we seem to have won. A clean up of the bed proved that the perennials made it through the winter and none were eaten to the nub. My beloved Etain Violas even made it (mice find them especially delectable)!
We started in October and the trap by the front door was catching a mouse every twenty minutes. Finally, we slowed down to 2 a day, and then by January 1 every two weeks. I think it is safe to say to population is depleted and my flower bed was saved from damage. I kind of wish I had kept them, could have had a nice fur coat by now. Ha!
This was probably a somewhat morbid post, but if you have lost shrubs, perennials, or trees to mouse damage during the winter you will understand my happiness at the success of this endeavor. I highly recommend if you have had mouse damage in the past to give the simple method of trapping a try. It was worth the disgusting effort when my bed melted off and was clean and free of mouse damage.
Apologies if you didn't like this post. It can't always be sunshine and roses.
|The gruesome Mouse Count board. Amazing what you do for entertainment when winters are so long.|