Never let it be said that a water aerobics class filled with women over 60 can’t be a learning experience. In fact, I’ve gained all kinds of information – book titles, restaurant revues, and now another method of rodent control.
There we were, swishing and treading away, and we’d already pretty much covered the topics of weather, undependable car batteries, and the closing of our local Macy’s department store. Someone mentioned hearing an owl, someone else the fox in her yard, and from there we went to field mice and their increase in sociability – and numbers - when the temperatures plunge. Many of us are surrounded by woods and find that once fall fades away, we have visitors that take up permanent residence, not unlike Monty Wooley in The Man Who Came to Dinner.
Sweet twinkly Alice, who always looks like she’s about to offer you a homemade cookie, had what she swore was a sure-fire way to trap and kill.
For a step-by-step guide, see below.
Now you’ll have to pardon me. I need to go check the basement.