First I didn't know where the heck to post this, so if this isn't it, please move to proper place.
Now then I have MICE!!!!! That's just how I feel, so mad and frustrated. I have never had mice before so this is all new to me. So I just found out a few weeks ago and well first off I feel filthy and dirty, which I admit I have let things go since my dad died and can't seem to do things like I did. This whole town has had mice so bad this year, even in fancy homes across town they have been fishing RATS out of the swimming pools and houses...don't know what the deal is, but they have been really bad. So far all I have found have been small mice, but where there is one there is probably 100 and I'm panicking. BUT I got some electronic sound things they're not suppose to like and I got some peppermint oil that they're not suppose to like to smell, I just was able to get some traps that they go in and can't get out and die (because I cannot stand a regular trap and blood), so they go in and get killed and I throw the whole trap away. I can't get poison because of my dog and cats, can't risk that and didn't get the glue strips because I don't want to listen to them cry when they get stuck. I know I'm too tender hearted and that is silly, but I can't help it. So my dog Sadie is absolutely a mouser!!! Who'd a thunk it! She can track them down and catch them , I get her to do all the sniffing and find them for me. Plus the cats have caught about 7. Tonight Sadie was having a fit to get in the back bedroom, where I store supplies and junk. She was crying and biting at a draw in a old chest. I opened it and sure enough everything was shredded and I found 5 little bitty baby rats in the mess. Sadie was having a fit. So instead of killing them I caught them in a box and took them way in the field and threw them out. They are babies they will be food for something or dead by tomorrow I suppose. I mean they were barely walking.
Okay so I said all those silly things to say HELP ME!!!!! Can anyone please give me advice as to how to get rid of these creatures. I know there's more. I will set the traps, but since I've never had mice I don't know how to find them. Everything I read said follow their trail.....what trail??? IDK what that means. They don't leave footprints. I just two days ago figured out what their poop looks like and then I found out they pea on everything and I've just got horror scenarios going on in my mind. So evidently they are in my house, so what do you guys use to get rid of them. I just can't kill them myself. The dogs and cats can, but I can't. I cannot kill anything, even if its something I hate. I just keep thinking about my stuff in the back bedroom and what if they get into it. So far I don't think they have, but how do you protect it?? Guess those little buggers can climb or crawl into everything.
Please when you stop laughing at some of my silly remarks and question, can you please give me some advice.
Thank you.....feeling silly, hopeless, and overwhelmed by these little creatures in Texas!