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Friday Favorites: Mice Cubes

November 7th, 2014

You’d think with all the cats around there wouldn’t be mice in the house, but they manage to get in and keep away from the cats. The cats know they’re there and stalk them, but the mice seem to know a few routes in places where cat claws cannot reach them, mostly in the walls. For the most part I don’t see mice, we hear them every now and again. Last week I closed the door to the pantry and a mouse decided to take advantage. As a result I put out the mice cubes , which I should have done a long time ago.
mice cube 1
These things are great, they work very well and you don’t have to worry about finding smashed mice in a trap. My mom started using these many years ago and has always caught any mouse that made it into her house. They’re also nice because they aren’t the spring loaded types, which I don’t really want to have around with the cats.
mice cube 2
I now have four of these things baited with peanut butter spread throughout the house in spots that the cats can’t reach. Hopefully they will keep any future mice from feasting on any items in our pantry. Of course the pantry door will stay open now so the cats can patrol that area as well.

Do you ever get mice in the house?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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