Tuesday, July 12, 2005

mice, rats, and spiders...oh my!

Our house is under attack by little creatures that like to come out at night. I knew we had mice, we've been battling them for a while now. But, imagine my surprise when the other night a rat ran down our hallway. Into my bedroom. My bedroom folks, where I sleep at night. Where I am naked at least once a day. I feel dirty just thinking about it.

The battle is raging. I tried sticky traps only to find the traps in new locations with some fur on them. I have to laugh because I can so picture some dumb rat running around with a trap stuck to it's head. How it's getting loose is beyond me. I'd rather not think about it. I've now resorted to poison. I've hidden it in strategic points around the house (don't worry, little fingers can't find it). So far I've had two kills. Victory will be mine.

Another creature making itself comfy in our backyard is the black widow. I'm totally fascinated with these beautiful spiders as you can see by the pictures I took here and here*. Yes, I actually got down on my hands and knees to take those. I'm weird, but that was established long ago. These beauties are residing under a patio chair. Needless to say, it's theirs now, none of us will be sitting there anytime soon. In fact, the chair is staying here when we move.

This is making it all so much easier to move. I mean really, who wants to stay in a house with rodents and spiders? Let's just hope they don't find us in Idaho too.


*if you're wondering...yes, I took pictures of one of the mice too. He was trapped behind our stove. Sadly, S deleted those pictures. He deleted them all the while mumbling about how his poor wife had gone insane. I say how can one go insane when they already were...heehee!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

DH took a picture of a large moth that was in our house, so you're really not so strange. :P

Linda said...

Ewww, I can't believe you took a picture of a spider. I can't even stand to look at them. I run into another room.

lainielou said...

Geez, aren't you glad you're moving?!?

Pieces of Me said...

Wow that would make the move a lot easier for me too! I dont mind spiders but I dont like mice or rats! ICK! You are so funny...tell your hubby that you have to have pics of all these things for your blogger friends amuzements...for some reason we need pics with everything hahaha! TTYL

Dawn said...

I feel for you. I can not imagine what I would do if I saw a rat in our house. I mean we saw one little mouse awhile back and I could hardly control my anxiety. Why are they in your house? How did they get there? Why won't they go away? Good luck!

Laina said...

Living in the country, we learn to deal with mice and bugs, but I could not handle a rat. *shudder*

Melissa said...

Ewww..I don't want to be close enough to get a pic! I bet you are glad you are moving

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

Hi..first time here...that spider is truly scarey..yikes...