Old houses NEVER have mice in them. Of course not, how would they get in? Certainly not through the 8.3 billion little cracks and crevices throughout the house. And then were would they live? Definitely not in cozy little nests in your walls. Nope, never.
We had a few mice keeping residence in our upstairs bathroom before we gutted it. We’d hear them twittering behind the wall, and they would occasionally make an appearance in the kitchen hoping to nibble on any Kibbles n’ Bits the dogs didn’t scarf down. I, being a big animal sympathizer, did not want to kill them. We went through a pile of no-kill traps, each failing miserably in it’s own way. Eventually we gutted the bathroom and this major disruption to their peaceful existence seems to have driven them elsewhere because we haven’t seen them since.
If they do come back, I’m trying this cheap and easy DIY trap idea found at Instructables:
Anything rigged up using a toilet paper roll is worth a shot, right? Once the mouse is trapped in the garbage can, you can check out how cute it is before driving it out to the country to start a new life far, far away from your house.
Visit the Instructables website for full instructions: DIY No-Kill Mousetrap