We've been having mouse (the furry kind) problems in our engineering building of late, with occasional sightings being common in our research computer lab. We've discovered a solution, however: a "better mousetrap." The best part of the solution is that the "better mousetrap" comes from a supplier with whom we are quite familiar: Sun Microsystems. It seems that a SPARCstation monitor power supply appears to provide a warm, cozy home. When a mouse tries to take advantage of this new home, the trap is sprung, and the critter is instantly and humanely terminated. Our colleagues over in Biology tell us that the little rodents are quite effectively repelled by the use of Solaris, but since we're not running that yet.... Unfortunately, resetting the trap is a little expensive, since the power supply/killing unit is a one-shot deal and must be replaced after every kill. Oh well. At least my sandwich is safe.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)