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Defences Breached!

The mice are back! And this time they’re not just in the loft but in my bedroom!!

Its unusual for me to notice rodent incursions during the summer – it’s usually only as the nights draw in and the weather turns colder that they move into the loft. And in general they stay in the loft, rather then invading the main part of the house. But I’ve been sleeping with my bedroom window open during the recent warm spell, and I suspect that they have got in that way.

Anyhow, last night I was woken up by loud “clunks” from the radiator on my bedroom. It sometimes makes that noise as it cools down and the metal contracts. But I’ve not had my heating on for several months, so it couldn’t be that. I turned on my light and put on my glasses – and saw an unmistakable rodent tail hanging down from the bottom of the radiator! Then I saw a shadow out of the corner of my eye, and there was a second mouse running along the picture rail!

There was no way I was going to be able to get back to sleep – I’d be tense all night waiting for a mouse to run over my pillow! So I took myself off to the spare bedroom for the night. This morning when I got up I saw another uninvited visitor in the hall. I got a good if fleeting look at it, and it was definitely a mouse. It bolted at the sight of me and ran under a bookcase. I’m hoping it was one of the same ones from last night, otherwise there’s at least three of the little sods.

I was very impressed with the pest control company that I have on an annual retainer. I sent an text message to them over breakfast, requesting urgent help, and the owner was here by lunch time to lay down bait. He’s put some under the bed, and more under the bookcase where it was last seen.

I shall be sleeping in the spare room though for several nights yet, until the poison has had a chance to take effect!



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  1. Richard P | 18 July 2020 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Sounds rather disturbing. Hope you get the blighters under control very soon.