I am so damn scared of the things - we’ve seen a few due to the dogs going berserk. Caught two via humane traps. Now they’re back (no surprise as it’s starting to get cold) and we haven’t caught them (yet) husband wants to use spring traps but I feel bad. I know it’s silly. A few months ago my daughter caught salmonella and apparently mice droppings can cause it - I feel really guilty that my not knowing we had mice could have potentially caused her to be so ill.
Does anyone have advice or another way to get rid of these mice?
We can’t get a cat because we have dogs. We did consider an exterminator but after speaking to one he said if we saw more than 2 to get back to them - we didn’t see any more till recently. There was also the issue of her possibly catching it from her nursery as there was an outbreak before so we couldn’t be sure - I hope you are not incinuating that I don’t care about my child MomToWedThorFriday
I'd be more worried about the nursery than the mice in your circmstances. Cats or poison is the way to go. Spring traps are inefficient. I'd lend you my cats but they'd miss their doggy brother too much.
You don't need an exterminator. I live in mouse plague territory and I don't know anyone that's ever used an exterminator. 1. Plenty of non-humane traps inside. Check them several times a day and reset. 2. Poison outside (in dog proof places) 3. Look for holes in your house and fill with wire wool. Do it today! Good luck!