Friday, January 18, 2008

Well, that's not going to happen

The exterminator just left. He threw some poison around in my attic (Note: I first typed "attack" instead of "attic") and set sticky traps around my house.

If you don't know what a sticky trip is, it's a non-poisonous "trap" that humanely catches the little mouse bastard and, according to the package instructions, I am to pour mineral oil on the trap, gently remove the little mouse bastard and let him loose at a location at least a mile from my house.

This is how the conversation with my little exterminator guy went:

Little exterminator guy: Okay, I've put sticky traps on each side of your refrigerator...(blah, blah, blah...telling me where he put the traps) and you should look at them every day...

Laurie: You mean, I should call my daddy to come over and look at them every day.

Little exterminator guy: They're more afraid of you than you are of them.

Laurie: I knew someone was going to say that to me eventually and I seriously doubt it.

Little exterminator guy: If you see something on the trap...

Laurie (beginning to have a freak out): I should call my daddy?

Little exterminator guy (giving up): Yes, you should call your daddy.

17 comments:

Alyson said...

Haha, I totally know how you feel. Luckily my husband looks at the traps for me. I think I would completely freak if I had to. My little mouse story is that a few months ago, I heard a clicking everytime I turned on the AC in my car. It was so annoying. And then my car started to stink like a dirty diaper. So GROSS!! Then we realized that a mouse probably died in our AC and was decomposing. My hubby looked into it and found two dead mice minced into little pieces by the AC fan. The clicking was their little bones! YUCK!!

George said...

Have to admire a man that knows his customer . . . too funny. You know, this mouse episode is putting a dent in my hero worship.

Leon J. de la Garza said...

alyson's story is quite gross...

i got a similar one, not involving mice though, it was lizard, and it fell on my head in pieces... quite nasty..

and regarding your extermination setup.. i hope it works out for you.. i might get some sticky traps myself, they sound quite useful!

Jen T. (soon to be E.) said...

Glad you're getting the mouse situation taken care of.

Animals get into car engines all the time. My parents had one of their outside cats get into the fan box of my dad's truck. He was killed when they started the engine. The cat's name was Elvis, and he was super sweet. :(

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I want to know if this works....not the sticky tape, the Daddy.

Leslie said...

Aren't dads the greatest? I'd be doing the exact same thing.

Zina said...

We use those sticky pads at work...the mouse is stuck to it and is still alive!!!! Yep, I found that out the hard way. I went to work early one day to get some paperowrk done and I kept hearing this weird noise....just a couple feet over next the wall was a live mouse stuck on a glue board.

Needless to say we do not take the time to "release them". We have nice big compactors.

40 Forever said...

Hey, Laurie-
Hope you don't mind, but I mentioned you in my blog yesterday:
http://roxxyandjake.blogspot.com/2008/01/you-can-leave-your-hat-on.html

Comfort Addict said...

LOL. OK, a confession. Mice freak me out despite having gerbils in college. I found one in the basement of my old house once and shrieked. It shrieked back at me and promptly died of a heart attack.

Lorna said...

I'd have to be in another house to call....

solopoesie said...

GOOD SUNDAY.

Who ..... Still look at the world with the eyes of a child amazed
Who .............. Sa open their hearts to love ..
Who ... Unfolded its wings to discover new heavens and not satisfied the quiet life ...
Who knows .... listen to the words and even more silence ...
Who ..... Always has time for a hug ...
Who .... Experienced pain and for this reason loves life more ...
Who knows ... smile with eyes and hearts know why the price of tears ..... women like me, the first fairs of wrinkles because speak of a life lived full hands ... and men who know how to love for what they are ...
Who ... Has his heart wounded but never tires of travel to the island that is not ...
Who ........................ Has a crazy dream in the tray ...
Who ... No longer dreams but does not give up and try again ... and finally ...
Good day my prejudice souls ... That life is gentle with us and with the people you love ...


TO ALL YOU HAPPY SUNDAY.


LINA

40 Forever said...

Hi, Laurie-
My husband made me take the song down . . . I embarrass him all the time!
Have a happy and peaceful MLK day.
Rebecca

Laurie said...

Alyson - Oh, good Lord!!

George - Just a tiny dent, right?

Leon - Nasty bits of lizards...oh my!!!!

Jen - Poor Elvis!

Old Horsetail - Daddy always works.

Leslie - :)

Zina - I like your method.

40 Forever - Are you kiddinn?! Mention me any time. :)

Comfort Addict - HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Lorna - My plan was to call dad before I got home from my weekend trip.

Lina - Happy Sunday to you, too!

40 Forever - Ah, man. That means it must have been magnificent!

TexasGal said...

I'd swap those stick things out for the ones that snap their little necks. Like who would really put them in their car and drive them somewhere and let them go? I'd be afraid they'd run up my leg or something!

Laurie said...

Texas Gal - Turns out, from what I've read, those are actually more humane.

Grimm said...

Yeah, it seems to me the sticky traps are some kind of new torture device. I sure as heck don't think I would be releasing them out in the wild. I would be releasing them in the cat barn.

Laurie said...

Grimm - I'm with you on the cat barn thing.