We caught 3 in a peanut baited trap in 12 hours last week.
Is there a simple home made trap that I can cobble together? Just been to B&Q and they only sell poison or traps that kill. I wouldn't want to do that to the poor little thing.
You can buy humane mouse traps.
We have tried several and the metal ones are best because mice can eat through the plastic ones. Also, it says check them twice a day. Definitely. We forgot once and one mouse died of thirst or hunger. I have now glued a plastic bottle cap in ours which I fill with water. That way they are still alive when it's time to release them.
I would think it has gone by now. It would want to escape at the first opportunity. You probably didnt see it go, they can move that fast. As for locking the kitchen up, mice have the ability to flatten their skeletal and can get out of the tiniest hole/gap. I would think it's gone Tootles.
If your not happy, put the oven on high, open the back door and just leave the kitchen for a good while.
Mine stuck around for a couple of weeks and drove the terrier mad trying to get to it.
Oh dear....do dead mice honk? There is the most awful smell coming from the cooker. Like when a dish cloth goes manky.
It hasn't been out to get any food. I'm fearing the worst, both for the mouse and the cooker!
Dead mice absolutely stink
They certainly honk when they die after hiding from the cat in the workings on the back of a fridge. Been there, have several of those T-shirts....
It won't be too disgusting to handle just yet Tootles - so I'd have the cooker out & use a torch to see if you can locate & remove it. If you can't you might just have to leave the windows open for a week or so....
Get a couple of Neutradol jars and put them near the cooker - they neutralise smells without making the house smell like a bordello and it doesn't seem to affect people with dodgy chests
when I was a wee boy,we once noticed the fridge was smelling. ( the fridge had been replaced by a new fangled Fridge Freezer and had been relegated to a cupboad to keep the dog food in)
It got worse and worse and my dear late Mother kept telling us she'd emptied it, washed it out , moved it washed the floor and wall behind, but it still honked.
Many years later after she died , removed the fridge to find a dried out skeleton of a mouse wedged inside that black metal grill affair you have behind them.