- Best mouse trap
The best way to deal with them is the sealed poison boxes like these (hence safe for pets and kids) which contain an anti coagulant, when they run off and die the bodies are so small you don’t get the stink associated with rats or squirrels.
You might have some success with traps but it is so hit and miss, poison is much more effective. That aside sticky boards are the most effective way to trap, place them in areas of rodent traffic overnight (mice run along walls as they navigate by touch rather than sight). If you do catch them on the boards though disposal is not for the squeamish as they will be alive and it will be your job to send them to their mousy graves.
Good friend of mine runs a pest control business hence the knowledge.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
4 for 6 quid out of screw fix , ordered little nippers , got some metal contraptions.
turned out i had A mouse – it was pooping for 3 surely but its dead now.
i used aldis finest cereal bar on my trap to bait it.
also stuck perforated shroud on the inside of the air bricks to ensure no return via that route.Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
This actually works very well – cleared my Dad’s infestation in less than a week – just remember to dump captured mice far away, or you’ll find the same ones in bucket morning after morning…
The idea is, that the card pops back up after a mouse falls into the bucket. Most days there were about a dozen mice all sitting in the bottom!Posted 4 years agoRubber_BuccaneerSubscriber
As others have said you need to set the trap carefully (mind your fingers too) so it takes little to spring it.
That said, I only use traps for the satisfaction of getting a few of the buggers that got at my fig rolls. Poison is the way to get rid of them all.Posted 4 years agowilko1999Member
So far its Wilko 7 Mice 0 with these:
Each time with a big lump of Dairy Milk wedged into the little food hole.
EDIT : Tried poison, it worked, sort of. The mice had a nest under the house with a little ‘Tom and Jerry’ hole in my skirting board that they retreated under after they’d had the poison. A week or so later the smell of rotting mouse coming up was sickeningPosted 4 years agofranksinatraSubscriber
I thought about humane traps then they ate my tent. Now it is war.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=mouse+trap+proctor&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=32215767849&hvpos=1t3&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=118400977940673113&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_8imei7ysnf_bPosted 4 years agowilko1999Member
Rotary, I find them easy to set. Put in the chocolate, put the trap in position, push down on the metal setting arm until it clicks. Really straightforward, and the setting bit can be done one-handed so you can have your other hand well clear of the snapper! I think you can get them on Amazon actually for about £4.50 a pairPosted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
Sticky traps work best lay them down behind the fridge or whatever run they take and hey presto stuck mouse. You can then feed them to the cat/children* etc and recoup the cost of the trap.
*this may involve covering the mice in sugar first as kids love sugar mice apparently.Posted 4 years ago
NB – This method means you may actually have to kill them yourself…
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