ABOUT ANNE FRASIER

Anne Frasier (a.k.a. Theresa Weir) is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of thirty books. Her memoir, The Orchard, was an Oprah Magazine Fall Pick, Number Two on the October Indie Next List, a B+ featured title in Entertainment Weekly, a One Book One Community Read, Target Book Club Pick, and Books-A-Million Book Club Pick.


Saturday, October 31, 2009

I hate meeces to pieces




After a discussion in the comment section of previous thread, I decided to start a post about my mouse problem. So far I've trapped ten mice in the trunk of my car, and today I was driving to town to get mothballs, and a mouse ran across the floorboard! Yikes. I turned around, went home, and set three more traps.

Found a massive thread at WombatNation. Seems that Honda Pilots are the most attractive to mice. Damage cost ranging from hundreds to 18 K. Mice ate my car.

6 comments:

  1. I love the photo. Made me choke on my Diet Coke. ;-)

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  2. heh! I can't take credit for pic or caption. somebody posted it on a message board where i was bitching about the mice. :D

    anne

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  3. First of all, love your blog. Second, sorry to hear about your "meeces" problem. Third, hope you haven't put the mothballs out yet. Dozens of field mice were having a field day in my RV and I tried mothballs too. I finally called an exterminator who told me mothballs are a waste. And, besides, your car and/or garage, will stink for a very long time. I'm still working on getting rid of all the varmits in my RV. Two dozen meeces and counting. Good luck!

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  4. Em, glad you found my blog! I think Michele had a hand in that. :) I'm guessing the exterminator set one of those cage traps? Where the mice go in, but can't get out? I'm almost thinking I need to purchase one of those... I've ordered something called Fresh Cab. A scent that's supposed to repel them.

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  5. Now that I've actually seen a mouse in my car while I was driving, I've concluded that I'm guilty of dropping a mouse at my dentist's office last year. Cold day. Sorrel boots, long down coat. I drove to office, parked, went through airlock entry, and walked to front desk. Suddenly everybody was pointing at the mouse in the airlock. (I don't know what you call those areas, but it's a sealed space.) At the time I wondered if the mouse had jumped off me!!! Now it seems the logical explanation. ick!!!

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  6. 3 days of no mice! I put about 20 dryer sheets in car, plus more peppermint oil. one repeated suggested on Wombat Nation site was to set air to recirculate. I could tell mice were crawling out vents on dashboard, so I know that's at least one entry. Since I set to recirculate and increased number of dryer sheets -- no activity. But man, what a headache I get when I drive car! Better headache than mice.

    anne

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