The Unwelcome Guest
Late one night Ann heard some tiny feet scurry across the kitchen floor. It did not sound good. The next day, she saw a small gray something dash under a door. It did not look good. Who was this visitor?
Yes. It was a mouse. There was a mouse in Ann’s house. She was not happy. She did not like mice. Mice have beady eyes and long tails. They leave about fifty droppings a day.
Mice harm homes. They gnaw on insulation inside walls and attics to build nests. They also destroy paper, fabric, rugs, plastic, or anything that can be shredded to make nests. Mice also harm people. They can transmit diseases. Food poisoning, tapeworm, and ringworm are some of the many diseases mice can give to humans.
Ann set up a mousetrap. A cheap wood one worked well. Ann also removed the clutter in her home where mice like to nest. No more stacks of papers. No more piles of junk.
Ann removed the mouse’s food sources. She kept the counters and tables clean. She put tight lids on both the human food and the pet food. All of these efforts have made Ann’s house mouse free!