Sunday, November 30, 2008

All the trappings

Okay, so, we have a bit of a mouse problem in our 'country house'. 

It's a bit challenging to deal with because we're up there are the VERY most every weekend, but much more realistically we're there every second or third weekend.  So, it makes things like trapping a bit of a challenge, it certainly takes away the option of live trapping.

So, we decided that we'd go the poison route.  That is, until John did some research.  It would appear that there is no such thing as mouse poison that doesn't result in a horribly painful protracted death.  I'm not willing to go that route.

In fact, if I could litter-train the fuckers I'd happily let them live there, and provide the occasional snack for our cats.

But, since that seems unlikely, we're back to some kind of trapping.  Apparently the most humane option is a trap that electrocutes them, the quickest and least painful way for them to die.

I was wondering to John why no one had developed a poison that wasn't horrible, one that maybe numbed them and then killed them.  He said, because most people wouldn't care.

I said I didn't think that people didn't care, more that people just don't think about it.  That it doesn't occur to them that it would be a horrible painful death.  He insists that it's that people don't care.

What do you think?

Do, people not care if the mice die a protracted painful death?  Am I just naive?  Or is John just cynical?

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