posted on Sep, 1 2006 @ 09:15 AM
We live out behind a pasture, and plowed farmland near our house. Tons and tons of little gray field mice, plus the occasional NORWEGIAN RAT!
I don't use poison, because we have small children in the home. Bar-bait looks like chocolate . . .
Plus, poisoned mice crawl off and die where you can't remove the body. Stinky.
We have a cat, whom I dislike. He whines constantly. But, he sleeps about 20 hours a day. The smell of him keeps mice out of the house. Now, he
eats them from outside!
I think the smell of cat drives the mice away. He sleeps outside, and comes in for about an hour a day or so. He doesn't catch any (because maybe
he ate them all!), but goes through the clothes hampers, closets, etc. Especially behind the fridge.
Everytime I threaten to get rid of the bothersome cat, he leaves a dead rat on the doorstep, and Frau Dr. becomes very protective of his place in our
family. And the kids start petting him intensely.