A few weeks ago I bought a couple of mousetraps. The reason for the purchase was that mice had climbed into the conduit in the wall in which the air conditioning tubes pass between the outside unit and the inside unit. They appeared to have nested in the inside unit. I placed the two traps at the point where the conduits went under the house and into the wall. I caught a couple of mice. I feel really bad about that 'cos I actually love mice but in situations such as this it's the survival of the best prepared. I just went out today to see if there was any more bodies in the traps. The traps have gone. I have searched the area round the Cottage and there is no sign of them. Presumably they have been dragged away by either Comet (unlikely given how well she's fed) or one of the feral cats which inhabit the area. Either way I don't really think that I want to find them again!
5 days ago