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Do you have a mouse in your house? Many of us do. But excepting the ones that are famous and found at theme parks, or the cute ones that outsmart cartoon cats, nobody wants these little rodentiae to live with them. That’s when you search for the best mouse trap you can find.

From humane and kind varieties to those which cause lasting harm (to the mouse, not you), these gadgets span a wide range of styles. They also have a wide range of reliability. Today we’ll look at mouse traps that work and find you an end to this tail– er, tale!

For people who are uncomfortable with the idea of killing a mouse, catch and release traps are the best choice. These traps are available two ways. Clear versions allow you to see the mouse caught within. Opaque ones hide the mice from view, but you should be able to hear them moving around.

For one, you have a mouse or multiple mice that you need to re-home. Unless you live in a rural area or have easy access to a wilderness area, setting these free in the yard just means it’s a matter of time before the mouse moves back in. Mice are surprisingly smart, and it’s hard to catch a mouse in the same trap twice.

Another issue is that once mice have been in your trap, it needs to be fully cleaned and sterilized once you’ve let the mouse go. Until you release them, they’re stuck in there, and they don’t have access to a mouse-restroom. In addition, mice may not go where the scent of other mice is lingering.

An electric mouse trap provides a sudden shock of electricity, usually supplied by a battery, that will quickly and humanely end a mouse’s life. These traps are also extremely effective. Once caught, there’s no need to worry about where to take the mice, simply dispose of the carcass.

One of the perks of these over some varieties of live trap is that they are almost always opaque, and they’re pet-friendly (well, unless you have mice or small hamsters). Your cat can’t see inside and can’t get inside it at the mouse. Most have a lit sensor on top indicating a successful catch. Snap Traps A concept image of how snap traps draw mice. Source: Verbunkos

And unlike electronic mouse traps, snap traps may or may not kill the mouse, depending on the position that it was in when the trap was sprung. It may only injure the mouse. Suddenly, you have a live mouse in pain to deal with, and that can be a major hassle.

Cats are even more at risk. As they’re naturally hunters, they may smell residual mouse scent on the trap and bat at it, getting it snapped on their paw. Some of the more forceful varieties can seriously injure a cat’s paw, and that means you’ll be taking a trip to the vet.

Don’t forget the potential risks to small children, especially those who are in the phase where everything gets picked up and put in their mouth. And for that matter, even you might find it hurts if you’re setting the trap and it accidentally springs.

But with these caveats, the reasons these traps are still in common use today are simple: they’re very effective, and they’re very cheap. You can have a dozen mousetraps for the price of one or two other traps. For people with a large mouse problem who don’t have kids or pets, these are quite useful! Glue Traps A mouse caught on a glue trap. Source: Sasyl

Even when it can’t escape, this kind of trap does not dispatch your rodent to mouse heaven. You will need to devise a way to free it humanely elsewhere without getting bitten. Alternately, you can take the matter into your own hands to prevent a long, slow struggle and eventual dehydration or starvation.

It’s no surprise that while these are very effective in the right situation, they’re also incredibly troublesome to deal with. If you are not squeamish and are creative enough to find a solution to deal with the mice once caught, I’ll include at least one good glue trap for you. Mouse Repellents

Some people swear by these repellents as the best thing for their homes. Others claim that they are more show than effectiveness. It seems as though they may work for some mice, but not for all mice, and it’s hard to say conclusively if it will work for you.

If you’re using snap traps, try to gently wrap the trigger bar with your nesting fluff. That gives you the best chance of catching the mouse, no matter whether they’re after the fluff or food bait. For any enclosed traps, you can just place both inside.

Remember to try to keep your scent off of the bait itself. Wear a pair of food prep gloves to put the bait in place so there’s no residual human smells lingering that might scare the rodent away from the trap. But What About Commercial Baits?

And yet, the biggest problem with these is that mice know what they want. They’re going to go for the thing that looks and smells like food, not the one that just smells reminiscent of food. Many people have reported difficulties getting even a glance from a mouse with commercial baits.

If you have a peanut allergy, it might be worth trying out a few gel attractants. But honestly, I’d just use almond butter or hazelnut butter instead. It’ll lower your cost, and whatever you don’t use for mice you can just eat! Where To Place Mouse Traps

Placing your mouse traps at the base of the wall is a good idea, but if you’re uncertain where your mice may lurk, start by not setting the traps and simply baiting them with some delicious-smelling peanut butter. You will be able to tell by which bait is eaten where the mice commonly move through.

You might even want multiple kinds of trap to try to catch the most rodents possible. Keeping them unfamiliar with what dangers may be lurking for them makes it easier to catch them. Best Mouse Trap Reviews Best Mouse Trap – Catch And Release