I have had a mouse problem for a few weeks now. I first saw the little guy in my bathroom run from the wall to the radiator. I decided to ignore it and pretend it didn't happen. I went away for the weekend and came back and realized that there was a hole in my bathroom wall. I covered the hole with an O magazine.
Then I saw it again a day later run from the radiator in my kitchen to behind the fridge. Then I saw it run from my closet to under my Ikea locker to the kitchen. And pretty much every night I have heard it in my closet rummaging around. I have set traps, put the electronic noise traps, banged on my wall.....rang bells, talked really loudly but nothing seems to work.
I finally called the landlord and told him I needed help and that someone had to go through my closet because I can't deal with it. He said he would put down sticky traps but I said "No! I don't want to see those." (At my old job there used to be sticky traps and when they landed on them I would make facilities put the traps in hot water and let them lose). Last night was the last straw. The mouse ran behind my TV. Nobody disturbs my TV time. I called the landlord this morning and said, "Sticky traps are a go."
I think the reason I get so freaked out my mice is because they scurry around all the time. If the mouse could just be chill, I think we could come to a mutual arrangement. For example:
Me: (sitting in my living room watching TV)
Mouse: (walk in on hind legs like Stuart Little or Fievel) Hey Laura. What's up?
Me: Not much. Just watching some TV.
Mouse: Hey I was thinking...it's really cold outside. Would it be okay if I just slept here tonight....got out of the cold?
Me: I suppose. Just keep it really quiet. I don't even want to know you are here.
Mouse: No problem, Laura
Me: And make sure you leave before I wake up and for gods sake...CLEAN UP YOUR SHIT BEFORE YOU GO.
Mouse: Always do. Thanks buddy.
I think then I would feel a lot better about sharing my apartment with a mouse. Especially if the mouse wore a fedora.