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#1 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:18 PM

Love 'em?
Hate 'em?
Indifferent?

DD and I are outside watching some wee miceys play on the back patio.  They're cute.  Yes, possibly disease-riddled vermin, but KYOOT!

I have no rodent phobia, although not huge fan of rats.

Spiders - also not huge phobia, but don't want one on me.

Cockroaches - approaching phobia level for me.  Hate muchly, they creep me out.

My DP has a phobia of ants, I find it amusing.

What about you?



#2 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

I got the past oh how cute they are after they ate their way through several cupboards repeatedly and p*ssed everywhere along the way.  Once we had an inside infestation, it was a horror story.

#3 Feral-Lausii

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

After living through a mice plague out in the country, I cannot stand them. They chew through anything and stink like you wouldn't believe.

#4 Jane Jetson

Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

I used to think they were cute, until they invaded our kitchen. We even bought the no-kill mousetraps because I didn't want to hurt them. But after the poo and wee everywhere and the shredded paper, and after they got into our chest of drawers and ate the kids' Easter eggs I'd hidden last year, I became merciless and visit death upon all mice who enter our home.

#5 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 30 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

I didn't mind them, until we had some in our rental house and they managed to eat DSDs easter chocolates that were on top of the fridge!

On the plus side, we have 5 indoor cats and no mice inside the house.

Though I went down to feed the chickens a couple of months ago and I picked up the chook food container and a mouse ran out form under it and I was on the chicken coop with the door closed with the mouse and I screamed blue murder and DF ran over and I said there was a mouse and he laughed at me  mad.gif

Since then I've refused to refill their food LOL Mum or DF do it! Took me weeks just to go back in to check for eggs!

#6 #YKG

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

I had a horror movie mouse situation earlier this year. I hate the ****ers! They are far from cute

#7 Guest_LeChatNinjah_*

Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:03 AM

To be fair to said mice, I've only seen 2 and there are no chewed anythings around.



#8 ChunkyChook

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:05 AM

They are cute. But only the pet kind. We have one, the other died.



#9 Soontobegran

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:13 AM

Hate and fear.

Have had a couple of mice infestations inside since the neighbours chook pen was placed on the other side of the fence and the stink and the damage they can do inside the pantry is disgusting.

Fairly recently my DH took every single thing out of our very full pantry and they had chewed into everything that was not in a plastic container and I threw heaps out. I scrubbed that sucker out with soap and bleach and bought a pile of plastic containers and have had none since but for any mouse that decides to invade again there is a lovely packet of Ratsack waiting for them hidden on the floor at the back....we caught 3 of them with peanut butter on traps.

Spiders are no problem to me, cockroaches are starting to p*ss me off as they seem to hide in my junk mail in the letterbox and I love my junk mail. original.gif

#10 Therese

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

Mice (and rats) are so far from cute. I don't like them at all (and I am also scared of them). I am however not scared of snakes,spiders or any other crawling insect. Just mice.

#11 LynnyP

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:18 AM

If they talk and wear tutus, they are cute.

Anywhere else, not so much.

#12 sunnybird

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

I love mice, they are adorable and amusing to watch but with that said I have a freezer full of mice and rats to feed my snakes original.gif.

#13 Feral timtam

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:31 AM

A fair chunk of my vents are mouse-centric. I hate them with a passion.

We're in the middle of a mouse plague and feel like we are making zero headway against the pests. The house reeks of mouse urine, mouse poo and dead mouse (from the ones who have eaten baits and died in the wall cavities). They have cost us several thousand dollars in baits, traps, and replacing food they have eaten.
They've used some irreplaceable vintage dresses and heirloom baby blankets for nesting materials and destroyed a lot of my childrens toys.

I hate them. I now take a kill on sight approach even to 'pet' mice because they are the same species!

#14 Frau Farbissina

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

Pests!! I can see that they could look cute, but if there were baby mice playing on my patio my Dh would be setting up traps around the house because it would appear we had a mouse problem. I do not like them around my house and my kids will probably not be allowed to have them as pets if they ever ask...


Rats I do not find cute at all.

I have a bit of a fear of spiders. I can deal with it if needs be, but prefer to let someone else if they are willing (Dh). Redbacks are creepy but for some reason fascinating. But they always cop it if I find them unsuitably close to my house or on objects they shouldn't!

#15 back*again

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 30/12/2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love 'em?
Hate 'em?
Indifferent?

DD and I are outside watching some wee miceys play on the back patio.  They're cute.  Yes, possibly disease-riddled vermin, but KYOOT!

I have no rodent phobia, although not huge fan of rats.

Spiders - also not huge phobia, but don't want one on me.

Cockroaches - approaching phobia level for me.  Hate muchly, they creep me out.

My DP has a phobia of ants, I find it amusing.

What about you?


When it comes to rats & mice I'm with you OP, germy lil bastards, but they can look cute in a pet shop cage.

Spiders I have ahuge phobia of

Cockies-I don't love them, but I'm not afraid of them

Ants-I think they are sadistic little bastards, you don't have to stand on them, they'll hunt you out, crawl to a sensitive spot and attack for NO reason!

#16 RedBob

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

I was never that fond of mice but it turned to active dislike after mum got an infestation from the neighbours, and it took months to get rid of. Humane traps were useless, the malignent little feckers didn't like peanut butter and we couldn't use ratsak because mum was worried the dogs would eat it.

Now the only mice I like are the gorgeous little Spinifex Hopping Mice I saw at the zoo yesterday.

Rats, I cannot stand. Neither can DH. They're diseased disgusting little vermin. I used to hate driving around the country in harvest time in Ireland because you'd get groups of rats running across the road in front of the car from harvested to unharvested fields. Ugh. I recollect instinctively raising my feet off the floor of the car, which is completely illogical, but there you have it.  laugh.gif

#17 Soontobegran

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE (tamjk @ 31/12/2012, 09:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A fair chunk of my vents are mouse-centric. I hate them with a passion.

We're in the middle of a mouse plague and feel like we are making zero headway against the pests. The house reeks of mouse urine, mouse poo and dead mouse (from the ones who have eaten baits and died in the wall cavities). They have cost us several thousand dollars in baits, traps, and replacing food they have eaten.
They've used some irreplaceable vintage dresses and heirloom baby blankets for nesting materials and destroyed a lot of my childrens toys.

I hate them. I now take a kill on sight approach even to 'pet' mice because they are the same species!



I feel for you.
My first introduction to my DH's family home in the Mallee was during one of the most severe mice plagues in history.
I don't think it is easy to imagine what they are like in these proportions. There was a moving carpet of mice so that just walking on the paths outside was impossible....day and night although night was worse. There was a huge palm in their front yard that had about a metre of mice surrounding the perimeter as others were scrambling over these mice up into the fronds. At night time you could here them under the bed and I was so fearful of putting my feet onto the ground at night that we took an icecream bucket into the room with us and pee'd on top of the bed.
Once they had eaten their way through all the scraps of wheat at the silo they started on everything else, they even chewed food left on children's faces as they slept. sad.gif
It took months and thousands and thousands of dollars to get rid of them and then there was the damage they left behind.
I rarely visit my In Law's house anymore because even without a plague they are there, it seems to be a 'Mallee' thing.

#18 gina70

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

Don't like mice, but find rats much scarier.  Having cats we never have them inside. My cat catches the occasional rat in her enclosure (used to be a chicken pen).

I am scared of cockroaches, espcially the flying ones, cane toads and furry caterpillars.  Spiders are okay as long as they are not on me.

#19 elizabethany

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

For me there is a big difference between pet mice (which we used to have) and wild ones that invade my house every other year.

Wild mice don't last long around here, if they don't go for the traps, my oversized puppy tries to catch them (and since she is unco, tends to squish them against walls rather than actually catch them properly).

#20 EsmeLennox

Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

Mice are cute until they enter my house, the they are just little ****ers that must be destroyed.

Cockroaches revolt me. My dog is very handy at catching them, only problem is she likes to bring them inside, chew them up and then roll in them. Disgusting. At least when she kills mice she just leaves them outside.

Rats are hideous and noisy when they invade your roof space.

Ants drive me fecking crazy because they invade my bathroom all the time and we can't find where they are coming in.

Spiders don't worry me all that much.

Termites freak me out, insidious little buggers.

#21 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

QUOTE
To be fair to said mice, I've only seen 2 and there are no chewed anythings around.


Mice always have friends. You have only seen 2 but you can bet there are others around.

Mice start breeding at 6-8 weeks old and have 5-12 in each litter (pregnancy lasts 3 weeks). One mother mouse can produce over 100 babies a year. Get onto it now before they breed out of control!

My parents lived on a farm. When I was born there was a mouse plague. They had to put the legs of the cot in tins of water to stop the mice from getting into the cot. When I wasn't in bed the table was the only safe place for me. The legs of the table were in tins of water to keep me safe from  the mice.

We had a mice plague last year. One day I was at the computer desk and saw a mouse poking it's head out of a whole near the kitchen bench!

A mouse family had moved in set up home with extended family and friends. We had no idea, only seen a few mice around to that point. It quickly got out of control. We could hear them squeaking in the wall. The cat was catching 6-8 mice a day just from the whole in the wall and there were plenty more around the house. The house stunk of dying mice. I had to wash all the girls clothes because mice had gotten into the draws. They destroyed a few special things too. Mice are not cute. They cause a lot of damage and they are dirty.

I hate big flying cockroaches too. We seem to always get them in QLD summer.

#22 Shadowess

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

I hate them. We never had a problem until we moved into his house, which us only around the corner from our old place, and the same vintage! We've been throwing the rats am throw packs into the ceiling, and that's sorted them out. They did get into the pantry, but we've put everything not plastic containers, and put rats am around the drain pipe, where they were getting in.

Fingers crossed they've gone for good!



#23 Shirley Sue

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

Thankfully we have a cat so we haven't got any- but a few of our neighbours have had a few. (We have a creek nearby). I think they are gross.

I hate, with a passion, those huge brown grasshoppers! They scare the be-Jesus out of me. Strangely the smaller ones are fine.

Cockies are disgusting- I think that is more because they are germ ridden.

#24 jessie123

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

Completely terrified of them. Ok with snakes,  spiders etc

#25 #YKG

Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (LeChatNinjah @ 31/12/2012, 02:03 AM)
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To be fair to said mice, I've only seen 2 and there are no chewed anythings around.


Don't forget where there's one mouse there are 10 more so you got about 20 somewhere.
Little ****ers breed like rabbits




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