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Victor mouse Traps? Answered

I am using the good old VICTOR spring mouse traps. I caught the first two bang with good old peanut butter. The next one i baited with peanut butter. They licked it clean! Not even a speck of peanut butter any where. Tried another victor trap. I thought the 3rd one might be defective? NO! The 4th trap, same thing> My son said I wasn't using enough peanut butter. So I crammed as much inside of it as normal. Then I added a bit more on top and sides. Again they cleaned it all off. Not even a speck left on the trap. Does anyone have a better idea? I feel like i am just feeding the mice. Maybe the first two were baby'sher975383@aol.coms?? And these are cunning adults? I am going to use mouse poison if I can't figure this out. My husband doesn't want poison because they can get in the wall an stink for ever. I do not have a better solution. I would be grateful if anyone has an answer for this!!!  I don't want filthy mice in my house! Thank-You, sugarbear

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mpilchfamily

4 years ago

Get the sticky pads. Not the ones for mice but the ones for a rat. Place the bait in the middle of the pad. They will have no choice but to step in it to get at the food. The pads are suppose to numb them and put them to sleep while they starve to death but they tend to thrash around a lot for the first few hours. It's a rather sad way to get them but it works. Another option is to use a bucket of water. Run a thin string or wire across the top of the bucket through a toilet paper role. Cover the role in peanut butter. They will have no choice but to jump after the food, fall in the bucket and drown. Either way can be considered crewel since your either starving them or drowning them but they are effective.

Often i found they learn what a trap is and will avoid it soon enough so you gotta change things up on them. Most of the mice i've caught have been from dumb luck. Placing the sticky traps along common areas the like to run through. Often i've placed a piece of Plexiglas in the middle of a run way and placed a couple of sticky traps on either side so when they try to jump them they hit the glass and fall into them. But most of the mice i've caught have been by hand. Finding and plugging any and all holes i fing then trapping them in a closet. Baracading arounf the door so they have no excape then dropping a small bucket over them and sliding a peice of cardboard under them so i can take them out into a field and let them go.

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sugerbearmpilchfamily

Answer 4 years ago

Hi mpilchfamily! I can't stand to use sticky. I know they are just a dirty mouse. But I hate to see them struggling to get off the pad. I am using Victors new traps. If they even stick their nose in it , It goes BANG and catches them. I am going to put D-Con out if I don't catch any more with the traps. LOL. I don't want them in my house. You really get inventive. I don't think my husband would go for the drowned deal. Thank-You for the information. I appreciate it. sugarbear

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Vyger

4 years ago

I have cats. Haven't seen a mouse in years. Very efficient at finding play toy snack food.

At one time I did use traps. I bent the trigger mechanism to give them a hair trigger. They are more difficult to set and just a bump will set them off but with even the slightest touch they trigger. What is really frustrating is when you find the first mouse set it off and died and then its friends ate it in the trap. Its a buffet, fresh meat and all the bait too.

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sugerbearVyger

Answer 4 years ago

Hi Vyger, I don't have any cats. My husband doesn't like them because they get on the kitchen counter tops! Thanks for the info!