For some odd reason they are bad this year. I went up to start big cleaning my bedroom and get the tree out of the attic...........and lil mouse turds everywhere. Gross!!!! Bruce stinks at being a mouser. I wouldn't be surprised if he's made friends with the lil buggers. Ok. So traps aren't doing the trick. The situation is getting out of control. And even Nichole is thinking Decon. Now I don't like decon, but the stuff works. Still, I'm worried about Bruce. My luck would be that I'd use it and he'd suddenly decide to mouse and get himself poisoned. I've asked easy child if she'd keep him for a time, just til I get rid of the mice. No go. She has 2 males who don't like strange cats and would fight. So? What am I to do. I can't have mice running rampant thru the house. The traps aren't doing their job, or at least not well enough. We have two barns out back beyond our yard.......you'd think the darn things would go there.......but noooooo, it's gotta be my darn house. Now if I have to resort to decon (I'm really trying to avoid it, that's how Shadow died, a neighbor did it) how on earth can I make sure that Bruce doesn't get a tainted mouse? Any other solutions? These guys are cute. Just NOT in my house!!!! No live traps, no dropping them off. Just like bugs, you're foolish enough to come inside and you're gonna die. I don't need them finding their way back. Nichole's trying to get me to get a cat who is a mouser. Nope. Bruce was supposed to fill that role and it didn't happen. Ugh!!!