- Best mousetraps?
- Rusty SpannerSubscriber
Tried those, the little sods just eat all the bait and then escape.
Only noticable activity is in kitchen.
Food all sealed away and gaps around external pipes to kitchen to be sealed very shortly.
Doors open all day at mo due to building work unfortunately.
Cat is 18 and catches the odd one, but is pretty much blind and just can’t be arsed anymore.
We live next to a park and a farm, so expect the odd mouse, but seem to be seeing loads this year.
Stopped putting bird food out and have flooded area under decking but still getting activity in the kitchen at night.
All advice welcome.Posted 3 years ago
None of them escaped from the humane live catch ones we used.
They were basically a plastic pipe that rocks forward when they get to the end with the bait, closing the door.
Great simple design and proved very effective for us.Posted 3 years ago
Screwfix metal ones worked for me. With peanut butter
We live in the middle of no where surrounded by farms.
Sealing up the holes and fitting mesh on the inside of the air vents under the floor seems to have stopped em.
Once you caught the, in your humane trap – what did you do with them ? What most folk do , ensure a Nice slow death by taking them out of their natural enviroment miles away from your house ? Very humanePosted 3 years agobluearsedflySubscriber
The wooden little snappers are best, but spend time getting used to setting them just on the edge of releasing.
Had mice again earlier this year and they were setting the traps off before I’d even got out of the garage. Same as above, I’m next to fields so they always find their way back.
Our cat is useless and just seems to play with them.Posted 3 years ago
Once you caught the, in your humane trap – what did you do with them ?
We took them about a mile away from the house and released them into a hedgerow with good ground cover and plenty of natural food sources.
ensure a Nice slow death by taking them out of their natural enviroment miles away from your house ?
They are field mice. A field seems like a pretty natural environment for them to me. 😀
If they don’t survive, well, nature’s cruel. I gave them a fighting chance.Posted 3 years ago
They’ll stay in the food chain and provide a tasty snack for an owl.
I throw my dead mice out just before dusk for the owls and red kites. They are always gone by morning.
You mean you’re training young birds to come out of their natural environment and take dead prey, which in other circumstances may be poisoned, instead of honing their natural hunting abilities?
Leaving them to a “nice slow death” when this food source dries up??
What kind of monster are you??
😀Posted 3 years ago
So you spend a bit extra to get live catch traps, specifically so that you can look into their desperate little eyes as the water fills their gasping lungs and death’s cold embrace finally takes them?
That seems like a perfectly sane thing to do. 😯
Personally I’m happy to set them free:
Posted 3 years ago
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