Mice in sofa! yecchhh
So I wasn't sure where to post this (there is no "pests" forum) but I get this comes closest, as we have an old house.
We have a country house in the mountains, which we occupy mainly in the summer. We occasionally have mice in the winter, nothing serious. A few nights ago, as I'm about to turn in, I see a mouse ducking into the cushion of my sofa! It's a new sofa, just a couple of years old.
Well, I couldn't investigate as we had to get up early in the morning to go back to the city. We have a cat, and he seemed to have been busy that night, but no evidence of any results.
So I've been looking up possible solutions on the web. One suggests taking off the cushions and placing snap traps on the sofa before you turn in at night. But we have a cat, so that's out.
The only thing I can think of is to examine the sofa thoroughly, patch any holes or whatever, and then place traps down in the basement to deal with any general mouse problem that we have. (The cat stays out of the basement.) My question is, is this going to be enough? Or do I have to put traps in the living room and keep the cat out of there? What a friggin mess. Any suggestions would be appreciated.