Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Stick Like Glue"

(by Angel) Stick



I have a confession to make: I am guilty of birdslaughter. No, & I didn't make birds laugh. I'm a bird murderer. And I'm so sad about it.

See, over the winter, the land behind us was cleared out in order to expand the neighborhood, & we ended up with a little mouse problem in our garage. I called our pest control service, and they brought out some glue boards. Yes, I am aware of the fact that glue boards can be considered inhumane. I'm sorry if you feel that way & are now offended. It was the least messy way I knew to get rid of our little problem, & the boards were free.

Once we caught & disposed of the mice, we put more boards out just in case. Then we basically forgot about them. Last weekend, I noticed that one of the boards was out of place. Lo and behold, a poor little bird was on it. I was quite sad about that, because I have nothing against little birdies! My mister disposed of it, but days later the garage still smelled of death. We tried airing it out for a couple of days, but it was still pretty bad. I finally decided to look at the other board, & can you believe that there was yet another dead bird?! How incredibly sad is that?!

So, I think I am now anti-glue boards. If we have another mouse problem in the future, do you have a better idea?

Amy

3 comments:

Brooke said...

that's stinks :(

sorry no advice. thankfully we haven't had a spotting in our house yet (well since we've moved in)

Jack said...

Yes, we use glue boards as well. Living in the country in an old farm house, we get our fair share of field mice every now & then (though our two fuzzy boys scare most of them off!). I agree it's not the most pleasant thing to use, but it's the only thing that has worked for us. Let me know if you find a better solution.

Laura said...

Awe, I'm so sorry! It sounds like glue board work a little too well. :( I could always drop Missy off to live in your garage for a while. Although she's gotten so indoorsy that she might try to love the mice to death...