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Hobnails and chains

The mice are back! They’ve been very quiet for months, but the recent cold wet snap seems to have driven them back indoors. I was rudely awoken at 01:10 on Thursday morning by the sound of something in hobnail boots walking across the floor of the loft, dragging a clanking chain behind it! Or at least, that’s what it sounded like.

On the assumption that it was probably just a mouse, rather than a poltergeist, I sent an urgent text straight after breakfast to Martin, the friendly pest controller whom I have on an annual rolling contract. This is always a busy time of year for him, but I was really hoping he’d be able to fit me in before Christmas. He surpassed himself as usual, and turned up at 08:30 this morning to investigate.

He confirmed that there had been a fair amount of recent “rodent activity” in the loft directly above my bedroom, but didn’t have an explanation for the clanking chains. The bait he’s put down in the loft should be enough to stop an entire family of mice, so hopefully I won’t be kept awake by them for much longer. I have however renewed my annual contract with him – I’m sure they will be back at some point.

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  1. pauld | 22 December 2020 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    might be easier to get rid of a poltergeist than mice !. I predict your contract prices will rise.