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Submitted by marion on December 19, 2007 - 12:04pm
There is probably more than one mouse living in my garage and I'm pretty pissed. I first noticed a mouse was in my garage a few months back when I saw it's disgusting droppings on our boxes of stuff. Eew! Anyway, then I saw one run out while me and my son were utilizing our storage. Ok, so we set some traps and we caught one. It was small-Thank God. So, I thought ok, maybe no more problems. Then I go in my garage today and saw one.
Ok, I talked to the owner in Oct. and told him there are mice in my garage. I explained to him that we don't have a lot of junk in our garage and it is clean. We have stuff neatly packed in newer boxes. We don't eat in there, we don't live in there, we don't entertain in there. One time I left an empty Starbuck's frappachino cup in there, but that's about it. No food. We've never eaten in there.
So, how in the f*ck did a mouse/mice get in my garage??
Now, the deviant next door neighbors have had trash stacked on the side of their house, outside of their trash cans at times. Not all the time, but more than I would think is acceptable to the homeowner's association. I would guess the damn mice came from them.
Ok, so I asked the owner to get rid of them. He says no because according to him, they are field mice and they are just "around". He told me to take care of it myself.
I'm thinking maybe there's a crack/hole in the garage foundation? whose fault is it? Is the owner responsible? If so, I'm going to demand he do something about this. I rent in an upscale community, I see no reason I should have to put up with this. If he refuses to fix this, I'm so done with this place. I know some of you on here own rental property, so does the owner have to fix this??
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