Another of the things that keep me awake at night (lately I’ve been tired enough, but anyway) is the sounds of mice (or rats?) going crazy on my ceiling, chewing things, tearing things (insulation)… I need to get rid of them.
I don’t mind killing (as difficult as it sometimes is, death is a fact of life), but I would prefer to be less evil than our two cats. Whoever said only humans are evil, haven’t watched a cat play with a mouse. (Sure, maybe the only reason humans are accused of “evil” is because they are capable of rational thought, critical thinking… what about humans incapable of critical thinking? Is it possible to blame them of evil, at all? I’d claim the cause of their lack of critical thinking might be labelled “evil”. 😉 )
What I currently have available, is a really potent quick-killing poison. (Handle it with rubber gloves poison, burn the box when you’re done poison.) I might have tried it already, but one force in favour for the more humane treatment of mice/rats, in my case, is “what if I can’t find the corpse once it has died?” I have to burn the corpses, apparently. (You don’t want anything further up the food chain eating a poisoned mouse/rat, obviously.) If only I could figure out how they get into the ceiling…
So, if anyone of you have some experience with good mouse traps (here in South Africa), drop me a note?