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Types of Mouse Traps

Bait Stations
Bait Stations

A mouse bait station is a mouse trap that houses poisoned bait safely. It’s a lockable box which prevents pets or children gaining access to mouse poison. A mouse bait station is a device, usually made of plastic, which is sealed except for, usually, a single entry point, though some have two entry points.

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Catch and Release Mouse Traps
Catch and Release Mouse Traps

PATHONOR Humane Rodent Trap, Mouse Trap,White Transparent,Sensitive Reusable And Durable Traps,No Kill,No Pain,Live Catch And Release,For Mouse/Rats/Mice/Rodent Trap

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Cats vs Mice
Cats vs Mice

These cats probably won’t become true “pets,” but when you provide supplemental food, water, warmth, and safety, many will stay around for years. In a house, the mere presence of a cat can deter mice. Never adopt a cat just to kill mice; if your problem is serious, consider consulting pest control or professional extermination services.

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Choose the Best Bait for Mouse Traps
Choose the Best Bait for Mouse Traps

There are a bunch of ways to take care of mice, with traps being one of the best options. I’m here to tell you how to choose the best bait for mouse traps and how to bait a mouse trap for the three types of traps commonly used: snap traps, glue traps and electrical traps.

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Electric Mouse Traps
Electric Mouse Traps

TOP-6 Electronic Rat Traps Rat Zapper Classic RZC001. It's a #1 Bestseller Electronic Rodent Trap on Amazon.com. Rat Zapper Classic trap is a one of the most effective and the fastest electronic traps on the market.

Eliminate Entry Points
Eliminate Entry Points

Glue traps don’t kill the mouse outright. Instead, they trap the mouse whenever a part of it touches the glue. Stuck to the trap, the mouse usually dies slowly, meaning you have the trauma-filled task of disposing of a live mouse. Live-catch traps are arguably the most work, but also the most humane. With these, you can trap a mouse and then set it free outside.

Glue Traps
Glue Traps

Mouse glue traps are typically small sheets of paper with a strong adhesive substance on the top of them. Homeowners can place them along their walls or in common areas where mice travel. When a mouse or other rodent steps on it, the adhesive holds them in place indefinitely.

Jelly Beans
Jelly Beans

You may have seen cartoons that show mice traps being baited with cheese. While mice eat nearly everything, there are certain things that are very effective to use as mouse trap bait. Mice have a superb sense of smell and are attracted to aromatic foods, generally foods that include fats, sugar, or protein.

Plastic Enclosed Snap Trap
Plastic Enclosed Snap Trap

Trapest Reusable Plastic Mouse Trap (6-Pack) is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 7. Rated 2 out of 5 by HomeDepotCustomer from The traps were set and waited WEEKS for a mouse... The traps were set and waited WEEKS for a mouse to 'trip' the press pad.

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Plastic Snap Traps
Plastic Snap Traps

Plastic Snap Mouse Trap (2-Pack) is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 13. Rated 1 out of 5 by Martin from WORST mouse trap EVER!!! The trap never springs, I have literally watched a mouse sit on top of and eat dinner out of the ones I have set in my house.

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Proper Placement of Mouse Traps is Critical
Proper Placement of Mouse Traps is Critical

The trap pictured below is manufactured by the Victor Mouse Trap Company, and has the expanded trigger that makes it so much more effective. Notice there are two different settings, soft and firm. Frankly, I always use the firm setting - it cuts down on false trips.

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Small Pieces of a Thinly
Small Pieces of a Thinly

Small pieces of a thinly-sliced hot dog or tiny bits of cooked bacon. A drop of two of honey or molasses. Jelly beans. Pet food is often a huge attractant - that's why people with pets should make sure pet food is properly stored to avoid attacting rodents.

Ultrasonic Pest Control Units
Ultrasonic Pest Control Units

I have used two bigger ultrasonic pest repellent units (Black & Decker EP1100-A) for last ten plus years for rodents and similar larger pests – One in backyard and one in garage; and didn’t have a single rodent or similar pest anywhere near the house.

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Use Mouse Traps
Use Mouse Traps

Once you see the mice taking the mouse trap bait, you know that the mouse traps are in the right place and that the pests will return to them. Then it's time to set the mouse traps. MISTAKE: YOU SET THE TRAP IN THE WRONG PLACE | INSTEAD: GO TO THE WALL. It's easy to place mouse traps in the wrong place - don't make that error.

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You can Also Make Some Mice
You can Also Make Some Mice

The mouse will find your trap with its sense of smell. If you place a trail of crumbs leading to the trap, the mouse will eat its fill of crumbs. It won’t have any incentive to go after the bait on the trap because it isn’t hungry. You can put one very small crumb by the trap to lure a mouse, but make sure it is smaller than the bait on the trap.

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