Removing mice from your home, kindly

@beeeckie (803)
United States
June 13, 2008 12:18pm CST
I put this topic under "cats" because a couple days ago, between the three of our cats, a mouse was discovered. I saw the little guy tiptoe from under a door to under a couch, so I let him be and figured he'd show up soon enough. Later in the evening, I saw two of the cats staring intently at something, and they were right next to the mouse! (Yeah, you read right. The cats were staring and doing nothing, lol) I scooped up the mouse in a tupperware and set him back outside. About half an hour later, I went to shut off the sprinkler and saw the mouse cowering on a porch step. :( I got a vase and a ruler, and carefully put him inside the vase. Poor guy was squeaking, but I dropped him off across the street under a tree with a cozy-looking patch of grass to hide in. I don't believe in killing mice, especially when this one was just a baby (VERY small even for a field mouse) and probably got lost and found the a/c attractive. Anyone else try to help mice out and not hurt them?
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
13 Jun 08
my husband never kills anything. On the offside he might kill a bee or fly or mosquito, but only if it's going to bite or sting him or already has. We have been lucky and been mouse free, but I'm sure he wouldn't kill a mouse either. I hate mice in the house and would probably get a cat asap...i am not one for these little if hubby is around i will let him trap & release.
• Australia
17 Jun 08
Cats are the best 'mousers' or 'ratters' they also are the safest if you have children in your house too - no poisons or traps needed.
@wyomugs (247)
• United States
13 Jun 08
I have 3 cats, and I am not mouse-free! On a rare occassion, my girl, Sherbert, will walk in with a mouse in her mouth, and sometimes even ... oh, I won't go into the gory details! But cats are not consistant... such is the Tao of the Cat!!! I had a mouse run through the bedroom not long ago. I enveloped it in a wash towel, and brought it outside, and placed it right in front of my "proven" mouser, Sherbert. She looked at it as if it was an alien from MARS! She didn't go after it, nor play with it. She ignored it! Go figgr! But I do place mice poison and mouse traps around the house because they can be very distructive and not "sanitary." If I get a hold of them, I will place them back outside with a stern scolding to not return, or their lives may be forfeit!