Tuesday, September 22, 2015

High Tech Solution

Operation rid the house of mice is still underway. As of Monday, besides the mystery baby, 6 adults have been trapped. 4/5 trappings have been in the basement garage and one in the laundry room. And one we will talk about below. We believe we know how they are getting in and the Man is working on a solution for that.

While at the hardware store, I came upon the Sonic Pest Chaser. It claims that it will emit a frequency that only rodents will hear and will chase them away.  I thought we may as well give it a try because it seems more humane than trapping.  Also on Saturday morning when the Man went to check the trap (he checks them several times per day) it had been completely moved and hidden under a piece of cloth that had been on the floor. We are not sure what type of creatures we are dealing with!

On Saturday we tested it in the kitchen to be sure that humans and dogs were not bothered by it. While the dogs watched me plug it in, they didn't seem to notice immediately after.  Then we moved it to the basement on Sunday. Sunday night during the Man's last check of traps before bed, he had caught a mouse in the garage. So far it doesn't seem to helped. Sigh!

Has anyone else every used one of these?  Did it help?

Now mouse 6. It appears on Monday, while we were at work, Miss Hailey Bug put her hunting skills to good use and caught it. We don't know where, but we know she left a well licked mouse on the couch. Fortunately, it was the Man who found it, as I, the Lady, am working crazy hours this week. I don't think I could have handled that! The Man said it just looked well licked. 


  1. Wow, that's sum mouse count!
    What does mouse lollypop taste like Hailey?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Don't work too hard Lady, take care

  2. we bought one, but our mice probably wore earmuffs... we had to catch them one by one with a life trap... sadly Mark was too lazy to bring them to the forrest (or to north pole) and he let them run in our back yard...bet the mice were inside earlier than he :o(

  3. Hari OM
    Drownded the mousie, eh Hailey? That could be a marketable skill.... at least as effective as sonic booms! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. hmmmm is there a correlation here that when there was no more cats in the house - the mice moved in - time for a new cat we think :)

  5. Yowza, that's a lot of micies. Would you like to borrow my kitty sister Pigeon for a few days to get it under control?

  6. Yowza, that's a lot of micies. Would you like to borrow my kitty sister Pigeon for a few days to get it under control?

  7. That contraption is interesting
    Lily & Edward

  8. All we can say is...UGH and EEEK! Hopefully things will calm down soon!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  9. Yay Lee, good job on deading the rat.

    Aroo to you,

  10. Friends of ours had one of those things....a cheap one. It didn't work. Good luck with the mice. We think a cat might be the answer...BOL!

  11. Good job Hailey!. you wouldn't believe it but Mabel brought a bird in the other day. We had a bad storm that night, wind and heavy rain. She found it on the lawn. It was dark and I followed her in to see what she had. She deposited it in one of the dog beds. Poor thing was barely breathing. I did not know what else to do but take it back outside
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. Good luck with the mousie hunting. We used plastic snap traps to round up the ones that got into our garage one winter. We had to place them very carefully so that the doggies didn't stick their noses into them. Ouch! We caught several mousies that way and a shrew too. Now I, Chester, sniff out any invading mousies! Good job Hailey!

  13. I could help wif riddin da home of mice - I's caught mice, rats, and skwerrils!

  14. OMD! Our mom is freaking out! We know some people who had 23 of them. They used a big bucket, a 5 gallon one, filled with water and a spring with peanutbutter in the center and the mouse drowned.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. We haven't started our assault on our mice yet. Since it's been so warm they haven't ventured inside yet.

  16. I've never tried one of those but, during one of our mouse invasions, R became obsessed with catching them. Seriously, OBSESSED. He drove us more crazy than the mice themselves.

    Do let us know if that sonic thing keeps helping!

  17. Ma's has seen those sonic thingies, butts she hasn't heard of them working though. I hopes they work for you...that would be pawsome! We luckily (?) don't have mice, butts we have lots of rats through our yardie, and the snap traps are what we use. Yucky fursure, butts since poisons are outlawed here in CA (thank DOG!!), traps are the only thing we have found works. We've tried the 'catch traps' (you're suppose to catch and release..yeah RIGHT! ), and those didn't catch anything either!
    Ma is TOTALLY freakin' out abouts the Micecicle!!! OMD, LYSOL EVERYTHINGS!!!!!! (that was Ma..not me...) I thinks that would be tasty. I have never licked a mousie befores, and I was wondering if they are more tender than rats? ☺
    Ruby ♥

  18. Oh no. Those are yucky to the peeps but not for us terriers. Their old scottie Jazzi got one on 2 separate occasions and brought them in to display for mom. I heard that she wasnt impressed!!


  19. Interesting, I have never heard of those lol!!!
    I wouldn't have wanted to find that mouse either!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  20. We have an ultrasonic thing like that too, only ours looks quite a bit different. It actually seems to work quite well. We had a lot of mice before, but since we've put that in we've only had one or two issues over the last few years. It also deters spiders and some other insects.

  21. Dear Ojo's Cousin Lee - good job on your Great Hunt! You are a skilled huntress, just like Ojo!

    Dear Lady - we have chickens living in our yard, and where there are chickens there are ratties. Before Ojo came to live with us the people tried all sorts of things to trap the ratties. They tried one of these sound-thingies too, but it did not work. The Tom Cat traps worked best, but they didn't always do a clean rattie-kill, which was very sad and stressful. Also they are dangerous to Dogs. So now we have Ojo. Maybe Lee can be your new mouse trap?


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