We have a mouse. Actually, we have had this mouse for a long time. It lives behind the oven and comes out to play once we have left the kitchen.
I have seen it blatantly strut its stuff across the benchtops with bits of our food hanging from its mouth; in no hurry to get back to its nest. It has forced us to store food in our microwave!
First we tried those humane traps where you get to carry the still living mouse outside and let it go. Our mouse inherently knew that capture would result in a trip to the cruel outside world.
We tried traps - and yes, even smothered in peanut butter and placed up against the wall because everyone knows that mice run along walls not out in the middle of benches.
Our mouse scoffed at poison. Our carefully laid out green stuff had little mouse paw prints through it as well as f*** you messages made of droppings.
I tried to befriend an alley cat – but although it will now come to the bottom of the steps it will not be tempted further even by my tales of a positively yummy rodent waiting inside for it.
So, now I am trying these electronic deterrents. They emit a really high pitched noise which the mouse supposedly finds so unpleasant that it will not come near them. The noise is only meant to be heard by rodents and creatures like gerbils, ferrets etc - and perhaps a teenager.
Well, I am a very long way forward of being a teenager but I can hear these things. I have 4 plugged in around the oven so I am getting quadraphonic buzzing. It's a sort of white noise with a high pitched whine in it.
I don't know about the mouse, but it certainly keeps me away from the oven!!