I have found 2 dead mice in my apartment. How? Why?
February 13, 2014 4:33 PM Subscribe
In August I found a recently dead mouse in my house that I'm not often at. Today I found a very old dead mouse under the couch. Help me make sense of this.
posted by anonymous to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
I'm asking this anonymously because I'd like to have people over at some point again in the future.
I live in NYC, 4th floor walkup. Top apartment. About 9 months ago, I started staying with my new girlfriend a lot, like back at my house once a week to get mail and my house slowly became...disheveled. Some dirty dishes, but I always kept an eye out for food and was pretty good about that but not perfect.
So in August I came home and found a dead mouse in the middle of my living room. I panicked a bit and then cleaned it up. I figured it got under the door (don't love the idea of mice in the hallway but seemed likely) and starved since there was no food around.
But yesterday I moved the couch and found a very old dead mouse underneath.
So now I have a problem. Do I still have mice? I've never seen droppings or anything chewed. Where are they coming in from? Are they still coming in? But most importantly...what are they dying of? Do I have anything to worry about in that regard? They've both been small, but are they maybe small rats?