I’m wondering whether it’s just us or whether there are more mouse around Canberra this summer than in previous years. I joked to my mum the other day that there were so many mice scuttling about it seemed to be a plague and she laughed, having lived through actual mouse plagues growing up in the country.
But I can’t remember ever having mice in the house before a few months ago, and this week alone have caught two and banished them back outside.
Also, how do you deal with them? We have pets so am wary about poisonous methods, and the classic mouse trap seems too cruel.
Here’s one way … some of you might’ve seen my photo of a mouse that died, electric chair-style, in our air-conditioning unit late last year as I published it on another story, but here it is again: