Suzi (k00kaburra) wrote,

Oh, rats.

Just over a week ago, I started hearing scrabbling noises in the walls whenever I went to bed.  At first, it was merely annoying, but each night the scratching noises got louder and louder.  When I got back from Kodachrome Basin, the noise had escalated to the point that I could now hear squeaking all night long, too.

Needless to say, I've got a mouse problem.  The little critters are so noisy that they're keeping me awake at night.  I haven't actually seen one yet, but I hear them all night long.  It's AWFUL.

I don't know what to do about them.  I've set four traps out, but so far they haven't gone after the bait.  (I've been using raisins on the suggestion of my boss, but I think it's time to switch to something else that might be more enticing.)  The food is all locked up in the fridge, so they can't get anything out of the kitchen.  One room has a stack of four mattresses and it's very possible the mice either live in there or are attracted to the stuffing - but again, I have no proof.

But man, it is getting bad.  Since I can't sleep, I have gotten to be very spaced out at work.  I nearly dropped pottery sherds more times than I could count yesterday - thankfully, I always caught them again before they hit the ground.  Thankfully, in a few days I'll be on another trip, but I'm terrified how many there will be when I get back.  Or worse, how bad the house will stink if one finally gets snap-trapped and rots for a few days.
Tags: insomnia, mice

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