Posts with the tag: "mice"
Here we are - Thanksgiving time once again, and to most people this means food! Family gathered around the dining room table loaded down with delectable, mouth-watering food; golden turkey with all the fixings, Aunt Judy's famous mashed potatoes, honey-sweetened sweet potatoes, stuffing, peas, carrots, cranberry sauce and that green bean casserole thing.
Your mind slowly begins to settle down and that muscle spasm in your lower back begins to let up. You feel yourself beginning to drift away into the land of Z’s when all of a sudden something snaps you back. What was it? There was a sound! You are sure of that; but where did it come from and what was causing it? Perhaps you just imagined it. Maybe it was just the beginning of an unusual dream somewhere in the recesses of your mind. You listen very carefully, and the only thing you hear is silence. Sweet silence! It must have been the pepperoni pizza, you decide, and snuggle back in to resume your much needed rest. But wait! You hear it again. Yup, definitely a bit louder this time! You can make out a scratching sound, or is it a chew chewing sound? Either way, it is more annoying than the drip of a faucet, you decide. You sit up in your bed and clutch the duvet close as you strain your ears in hopes of figuring out what this intrusion on your sleep is. There it is again! Definitely a scratchy, chewy sound – and it’s coming from behind your walls! That’s when it hits you – mice. There are mice living in your walls! So much for your restful night’s sleep as you worry and wonder how they could’ve found their way into your home, and which dreadful germs and diseases they (and their parasites) are carrying?
It is an absolutely magical time to be in Colorado. Fall has arrived with all of its splendor, color, and majesty. The deep reds, oranges, and yellows have begun to show themselves, and the hills display a beauty that is second to none! The air is crisp and clear leaving the hazy, hot, humid days of summer as a distant memory; and the musky smell of autumn permeates the air. This arrival of fall signals to most of us the impending approach of winter and signifies the time to begin preparing for the long, cold months ahead. If you are observant enough, you can see that it indeed is the same sign to the insect and wildlife world too.