Monsters in the Closet

Well, not monsters but mice which I didn’t realized until earlier this week what big problem they became.

It’s uncertain when they made their presence known, and I even written earlier blogs on this subject before, but I cleaned house earlier on my first week of vacation and discovered to my utter horror and disgust the four or five mice I see from time to time were much more than that.

The reason I’m doing this because my mother in law needs my wife to help take care of her. She’s in her 80’s and is getting harder for her to do the things she wanted and my wife \ was chosen to be her caregiver. I’m staying behind and my stepdaughter will come and live with me. Her boyfriend who works at houses like the one I am presently at for a living—refurbishes and resells—will help in getting it fixed up.

Now back to the mice. In helping clean up the house, I have come across evidence of perhaps hundreds more mice living in between the walls. It’s as obvious as the mice droppings I discovered on the kitchen counters that I cleaned and sanitized.

It appears I’ll need a professional service to come in an eliminate the problem once and for all. Or tear the house down to its foundation and build a new, a much more expensive solution. Apparently a neighbor had a similar problem and that was his solution; tear down and rebuild. The coming days and weeks will tell the tale.

Published by Jerry Schellhammer

Jerry, a published author of both published and self-published books, is devoting his time and efforts to his craft after having retired from the previous job as a janitor at Northern Quest Resort and Casino. He now calls Gooding, Idaho his home. Writing is his passion and he now has a successfully published book and another on the way to being published later this year. He has a BA in English with emphasis in professional writing from Washington State University. His website: is available for everyone to see. In it are the lists of published books available both through Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook and print format.

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