Archive for May, 2011


May 12, 2011 2 comments

I woke up this morning, and to my delight found that my mango laced trap contained a mouse.   I disposed of the mouse in proper fashion as well.  The glue traps do not seem to be working, they just seem to be picking up bits of hair and dust.  I guess that is what you need to live with when your doors and windows are constantly open.

The fumigator came today, and fumigated the house again with some special rat stuff.  Hopefully it works, as he said it will take 7 or 8 days to see results.  We will see!

Categories: Nicaragua

Mice and mangos

May 10, 2011 5 comments

It has been a while since I have posted a blog.  It is getting difficult to find time to write about things once you get into a routine.  Things are going well in Nicaragua.  There is a lot of different and interesting working going on at SchoolBOX (, and in March I moved into a new house.

This house has all the amenities that my other house did not have – windows, and 24 hours of water!

In our house we have visitors of all sorts:

  • Ants
  • Geckos
  • Flies

One visitor that we cannot seem to get rid of are mice.  A few weeks ago I was forced to kill a small mouse.  The mice seem to be living in other houses and go through the tunnels under the houses.  This morning we found one running around the kitchen.

In the evening, we went over to the supermarket and bought glue traps, and mouse traps.  I laced these traps with delicious mango.  Hopefully the mice will find this enticing enough.  We will see in the morning if the mango did the trick.

Categories: Nicaragua
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