There is a mouse living in my stove. He was not invited.
July 25, 2008 12:56 AM Subscribe
There's a mouse in my stove.
posted by serialcomma to home & garden (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
At least, I hope it's a mouse. I've heard something clanging around in there for the last couple of nights. (It's perfectly silent during the day.) I've been able to keep the noise to a minimum with the occasional sharp rap on the stovetop, but I haven't actually seen the pest myself. There are no signs of mice elsewhere in the house, at least that I've noticed.
What are my options for getting rid of it?
1. Set traps, open the oven door, and hope the intruder finds its way out into a trap.
2. Leave it in the oven, where it will eventually die due to lack of food, and I won't have to deal with a living creature. Then remove the coprse. (Actually, is there any potential harm to it being in a gas stove, provided I don't turn the stove on?)
3. Call the landlord, ask them to send an exterminator, and let a pro deal with it.
Any other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.