I was sitting on my couch reading a celeb magazine, looking at glow of my Christmas tree, and then I saw it. A mouse. I can't tell you how much I am afraid of them. Los thinks I'm crazy, like they are carrying machetties or something. I say they carry disease and poop in your cereal.
I saw one a few months ago and I freaked out. I couldnt sleep. I got up went to work, i was dreading going home. After I finally went into the house, i realized I couldn't stay, so i quick packed a bag and went to my parent's house. They too, thought i was crazy. So I called an exterminator. They were very nice. They calmed me down and offered me a 1 year contract...I got the contract. They come out once a quarter and check the traps. I haven't seen a mouse in a while and i was finally comfortable opening cabinets, closets, drawers, etc. I just got my bill for the next appt. I was a little late paying and kinda lazy about making the appt., but i finally did. They came on a Friday and basically found nothing, no droppings, no dead ones-nothing. Then I saw one on Monday. Ewww! It went into my living room closet. I screamed and called Los, he looked and looked but didnt find it. I was freaked out, but not as bad this time, just because there are traps in my house and hopefully it will run into one.
So Tuesday I was ready for a mousercism. I got into work and ordered a plug in thing with the supersonic sounds that bothers their nervous system, but i have to wait for that. I also brought home peppermint oil. They don't like the smell. So I put some water on the stove with some peppermint oil and let it boil for a few hours, then filled up bowls and bud vases with the oil and strategically placed them around the house (they look much nicer than traps). I made a solution of the oil and water and sprayed all over the outside of my house, twice. So now, my house smells like an Altoid. It's now Friday and my supersonic plug in thing should arrive today. All I can say is Buh-bye! I will let you know how it goes.