Skillet Chicken with Peppers; mouse in the house — 7 Comments

  1. I don’t have the heart to kill them, but after 10 years of living in my house, I had three move in and the thought crossed my mind. I set humane traps, caught them. walked them out, WAY out into the nature preserve and within two days, they were back. I’m positive it was the same ones because the second time I caught them, I took them roughly two miles from the house and let them go in the same nature preserve. This time, they did not return. But it took me a week or two to get rid of them.

    My two cats were of no help. I’m sure they in fact, led the mice to the food…

  2. I hope no mice gain access to our French abode -here it is rats we have to deal with and I have no qualms about dispensing bait which won’t affect any of the natural predators!

    I discovered celeriac in France. I agree it is a wonderful vegetable which both of us enjoy. Wrapped in plastic wrap, it lasts well in the fridge but I usually plan to use it up in various ways over a few days. Being there in the summer months it has to fit in with summer style eating.

  3. Zoomie, I’m happy to have them dead but I can’t kill them LOL I’d be very happy if they just stayed outside.

    nightsmusic. if they would clean up the dog hair on the floor I’d feed them! I’m waiting for this one to come back. I didn’t take him far enough.

    Gill, I worry about the bait. It’s not clear on the pkg how it works. Celeriac, like cabbage, requires planning to use it all – but we love it.

  4. Katie I am chuckling at your mouse story. It reminds me of a rodent situation I had many years ago. I was living in a small rustic cabin at the time. There was a lazy susan cupboard in the kitchen where I kept potatoes as it was a dark and cool place. Each night for a good week I swore I could hear strange noises coming from the lazy susan…only to look and find nothing. One night I got up about 2 am, there were strange noises once again coming from the lazy susan. I quietly walked into the kitchen, and opened the cupboard door. There standing on it’s haunches was a 6-7 inch long rat munching on a potato. I screamed so loud, the rat dropped the potato & ran for it’s dear life out some crack in the side of the wall to the outside. Never to be seen again! I can not kill them either…thankfully I did not have too!

  5. Of course your dogs are lovely. But. Clearly a cat is in order here. We have a delightful (cough… errmmmm) furry black fiend who would love to practice his French and would quickly make very short work of any mice who had the audacity to move into any part of the house.

    (Because he is too young to travel by himself, I hope you don’t mind if we come along as well….)

  6. Ina, that’s hilarious! I’m sure I would scream, too…. Not that I’m afraid, but it’s so startling!

    Elizabeth, we would be eternally grateful if your cat could come and take care of our mice problems…. accompanied by appropriate guardians, of course.