“You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.” – Will Rogers

Don’t most of God’s creatures serve some higher purpose? Bee’s pollinate flowers and give us honey. Beavers build dams and help to control floods. Don’t they? Bats consume mosquitos. Haven’t figured out what mosquitos contribute to the world order. Maybe that’s another post.

Why Mice? Rodents? Ever wonder about that? I mean, after all, what purpose do they serve? Sometimes I think God was either asleep at the wheel or maybe he just has a strange sense of humor.


The following info per the internet:

Even the smallest amount of mouse urine can trigger allergies, particularly in children because their immune systems are still developing. Mice spread disease through bite wounds and by contaminating food and water with their waste products. Mice can also spread disease thanks to parasites such as ticks, fleas and mites. These parasites bite the infected mouse and then spread the disease by biting humans.

Furthermore, mice are a primary food for SNAKES. Like RATTLESNAKES. So the primary function of SNAKES is to control Mice. Without Mice………there would be no need for SNAKES……….like RATTELSNAKES.

RATTLESNAKE Any redeeming qualities there? I don’t think so.

For the past few days we’ve been besieged by these creatures. They hide in the corners and come out at night. God only knows what they do during the day. Probably breed like rabbits.

And they scare my wife as they dash across the floor. (They don’t scare me…..I’m a guy)

They leave droppings around the rig and chew up wires, thus ruining electrical systems.


War has been declared. We’ve booby trapped our rig. We’ve placed 4 traps (2 types) + 4 trays of poison + 3 sticky trays (these are trays of super glue. We’ve snagged 2 mice in them thus far. The glue doesn’t kill them but they die of starvation. Their death throes are especially charming)

If only we could completely eliminate these furry little _ _ _ _ _ _ _ s.

God…………are you there? Let’s talk.

“I met the surgeon general – he offered me a cigarette.”  – Rodney Dangerfield

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3 Responses to War

  1. Joe says:

    Hey Bob, like i told you before, the best remedy for mice is a BALL BEARING MOUSE TRAP (tom cat). LOL, Joe


  2. Carol says:

    Someone told us to use peppermint oil on cotton balls. We put several in our storage compartments on our fifth-wheel…Have not had one mouse out here gate guarding!


    • Texas Heat says:

      Last year we had some success (I think as it could have been coincidence) with rope lights. Don’t know what I did with them.
      Would peppermint candy work? Think I’ll try your suggestion.


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