Tuesday, August 12, 2008

mouse watch 2008

Well for those of you who are glued to your computer screen checking my blog and sending me emails about what is now being called "MOUSE WATCH 2008" the threat level: "mouse" has officially been upgraded to "mice" and so it was time to call the professionals. There are a ton of places that do exterminating, so I called a few and waited for some call backs.

I'm not sure if I can convey how elated I was when Dana Stensrud from Paramount Pest Control, Inc. called back and then showed up (in record time) and set a bunch of traps and put out some bait and assuaged my deep fear that the mice really want to eat my eyes out (especially while I'm sleeping)! Dana was awesome and if any of the rest of you Portlanders (or Oregonians and SW Washingtonians) have a pest problem give him a call (503) 288-7375 or 800-452-7243.

He checked around and found some "evidence" of activity under the stove (who knew that bottom drawer came all the way out -- eww, dust bunny extravaganza under there) and then he showed me the biggest hugest hole in the bottom of my gas fireplace that leads to the crawl space under my house. I don't have time to get into my fear of the crawlspace...but just know that it's there. And so, yes, the mother-load of a mouse super highway was found -- let's hope it's the ONLY highway into the house.

So, now it's just waiting for the mice to get caught. Ugh. I hate to be so extreme, and I hate spending money on stupid mouse exterminating, but it had to be done.

Dana also feels that it's unlikely I'll catch the plague, phew! That's all for now...I'll let you know how it goes. And no, this is not a picture of my actual mouse, mine looks similar and much more menacing. Ok, back to work!!!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

You should get a cat. I heard ones that previously had babies are the best mousers around.

Perhaps there is a service where you can rent a cat.