I live with my Grandmother and this morning she said she saw a mouse run from the living room towards the kitchen of the house.
I'm actually terrified. I don't know why because I know they won't harm me, it's maybe the shock of possibly seeing one. I'm too scared to go in the kitchen and don't want to go to my room incase they are in there (it's a bungalow)
Council are coming on Friday to sort it out (and charge £40 for the privilege) and I've no idea how I can survive the next two nights or even getting up early in the morning to shower incase I see them.
Any tips for surviving? I'm keeping doors shut as I go in and out of rooms.
They hate peppermint oil dilute some in a spray bottle and wipe down the kitchen units etc, they'll head for the kitchen because of food. Agree with making noise etc. We've also got a cat who's turned out to be an excellent mouser despite his lazy appearance, so if that's an option it'll give you longer term peace of mind.
It's very unlikely you've just got one... Sorry. But yes I know the pain. We had a huge infestation when I was about to have dd2 all the way through our terrace. They've recently popped up again bit think we caught it in time.
There is one place in the house we figured we had covered up in the kitchen to stop them having a place to nest and somehow it feels like they've got into there.
If it needs to be killed then I'll have to just not think about it, I'm hoping they're not in my bedroom and at the other side of the house instead. I have work all day tomorrow and Friday too but we've got zero idea how they got in.
Chances are theyve been here a while and just been caught out for the first time ever.
You do realise the council pest controller will kill the mouse and any other unfortunate creature they come across?
I’m with you speakout - doesn’t worry me in the slightest. Always makes me laugh - great hulking humans ‘terrified’ of something the size of a mouse. Ironic, as humans are the most dangerous, cruel creatures ever to have existed
YABU to feel sick. Total overreaction. It's a mouse for goodness sake not a rattlesnake! However not wrong to be getting rid of it, as other poster has said there is rarely just ONE mouse (unless you have cats when you can have a whole succession of single mice brought in by your furry little darlings.... )
You are being ridiculous and irrational! However, I am also ridiculous and irrational and squeal stupidly if I see one. The only way imho. To avoid mice is to get a cat. Yes they will bring them in occasionally but they also finish them off. We live rurally and don't struggle. Good luck. Know how you feel. X
I had mice in a previous house. Put all food into sealed boxes so there is no food for them. You need to clean thoroughly as they pee as they walk around. You won't have just one I'm afraid. The council will put poison down normally and then they die in crevices and stink the place out. The old fashioned spring traps baited with Nutella work best and it's a quick death. I got around 20 before the hole they were coming in from was sealed up.