As the weather outside gets colder, mice and other pests are looking for a warm place to nest for the winter. Your first line of defense is sealing all potential holes and entry points. Generally speaking spray foam alone doesn’t do the trick so we recommend also pushing some steel wool into any holes as well.
WHERE TO PLACE TRAPS
Place the baited/trigger side of the trap perpendicular to a wall preferably in an area where you’ve seen a mouse previously. This allows for the mouse to discover the baited/trigger end of the trap from either direction. Be careful to not have the trap in a place where it could be stepped on, or accessed by a pet or a child.
TYPES OF TRAPS
Like I said before there are endless options of mouse traps but the basic idea is generally the same. The biggest difference between the options is really the ease of use. Sometimes the inexpensive wooden traps work beautifully. Other times they can clean the bait off of every trap without a single mouse being caught. I’ve had a lot of luck using the easy set, easy release models such as the Snap-E and the Tomcat. The glue models can also be effective but they can be a sticky mess. If you are more of a catch and release mouse hunter then the Kness tip traps work great. The reality is you may end up needing to do trial and error to see what works best for you.
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