No, this blog is not about Evangelical Christians or Republicans. It’s about actual rats and mice.
They are a huge problem where I live. Probably for most rural people. They can do huge damage very quickly. I put a closet rod in an outbuilding once and stored clothing and it all had to be disposed of. They eat wiring and… everything. The loss translates into huge dollars and they carry disease.
It can be hard to hold your own against them.
I don’t like killing things but rats and mice cause too much destruction to tolerate.
A neighbor loaned me a battery operated rat/mouse trap. I have caught a mouse or rat every night since I started using it 3 weeks ago. You bait it with dog kibble, raisins or bird seed (less messy) and turn it on. The execution is swift (electrocution) and you dump the contents without touching the mouse. You re-bait and turn it back on.
Finally a solution that works, is poison free and more humane than some control techniques.
If rodents are a problem for you, you might consider trying one. Vermin aren’t a war you ever win, but keeping the problem small matters.