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Mice and mangos


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 (www.schoolBOX.ca), 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
  1. NIna
    May 11, 2011 at 09:02

    Hi Jon!
    The mice problem is very typical – we don’t even have food where I stay now but we still have a mouse visiting us every now and then.
    They enter mostly via the roof here in Rama.
    Good luck!

    • jon
      May 11, 2011 at 09:45

      Ya, we only have little mice, and they seem to run around at night chewing wood. They also don’t seem to eat the mangoes or the bread in the traps, so I will have to resort to other means.

      What are you doing in Rama?

  2. Mary
    May 11, 2011 at 04:54

    Peanut butter. Mice looooove peanut butter.

    • jon
      May 11, 2011 at 09:46

      I’m allergic to peanut butter

  3. Veronika
    May 11, 2011 at 01:59

    Good luck Jon..!:) I think it’s still better than e.g. cockroaches..!!!

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