I Still Have Mice

I don’t know where they are coming in from, and I have to decide what to try next. I also learned yesterday that my building is on a block that has been designated a “rat resevoir“!! Mother of God. Feeling very discouraged.

A pigeon huddling against the cold in my window. Above where the cats like to curl up.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “I Still Have Mice

  1. Read the article, and just wondering if any other tenants in your building are having trouble? I would assume they are. Perhaps get together, contact the health department. Or contact a lawyer, even if just to send the landlord a warning letter. Sometimes a legal notice is enough to get action.

    At any rate, this problem sounds more like a building/neighborhood-wide issue — not just your apartment. And there’s health repercussions — so the health department should be involved. Even if other tenants don’t wish to participate, you could make them aware of the ongoing problem.

    Hope you find some recourse.

  2. I find it interesting in this modern age that we still have rat infestations. For all that we love our technology, the other species aren’t impressed with iPhones and such.

  3. Someone suggested installing these sonar devices that emit sounds they hate, but I worry about the cats.

    Cara, I’m considering putting up signs in the building, but I don’t want to get anymore on the landlord’s bad side. But I have involved the Health Dept.

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