OT: Humanely dealing with mice/rats - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 09-13-2012, 09:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
travelingpea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hello!  So, we have always had mice in our unattached garage and haven't really worried about them, since we have two cats in our house, they seemed to stay out.  But lately, our cat has been catching a mouse inside our house...  Two in last two weeks. 

 

My husband found a rat living in the garage and we are thinking it is possible that it is causing the mice to seek alterative living arrangements inside our home?  I am just shocked that with all the cat litter boxes, fur, etc. they would enter our house. 

 

I am wondering what your advise for killing the rat and controlling the mice would be.  We were thinking of buying a "rat zapper" to shock them, hoping that might be the most humane/ quickest death?  I can't think of anything else, it all makes my stomach hurt because I hate killing things.  But we are having a new baby girl any day now and this is NOT ok.

 

Also, in your opinion/experience, do you think our cats are catching ALL the mice in our home- meaning we've only had two- or thats just the tip of "miceberg" (haha)?


Thanks for any advice!

 

Sara

travelingpea is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 09-20-2012, 07:04 PM
 
HappyHappyMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 5,922
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)

Bumping this up for attention. smile.gif Anyone have advice to share?
 


hh2.gif Head over to the Holiday Helper forum and be a part of this wonderful Mothering tradition! joy.gif

Wondering about Mothering in general? Check out Mothering's User Agreement! smile.gif

HappyHappyMommy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off