We live in the country an have mouse problems from time to time. Spring traps
don't work as well as they used to, but I found a plastic spring trap that
works every time. I can go check the brand later, but is similar to the Tom Cat
33501. The bait goes in a small cup from the bottom & sits below the trip plate
so the mouse has to get up on the plate to eat.
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On Dec 6, 2016, at 6:33 PM, Scott Hall <email@example.com> wrote:
I left my house in earlier this fall for an extended work trip. I got back a
week ago. Gone maybe...three months total?
I had gnats in the fridge. I'm not sure how I managed that but I cleaned
everything out and haven't seen them again.
I also have a mouse problem in the kitchen. I didn't see any evidence of mice
when I got home initially, but I left a chocolate bar on the kitchen counter
the second night (wrapped in its wrapper, sealed) and the mouse ate through the
I put out spring mice traps--the mouse ate the bait and didn't spring the trap.
I put out glue traps. The thing flipped over the trap and clearly was stuck to
it, but got away.
I've seen the thing once--it looks tiny. There might be many (in fact, I assume
there are), but I've just seen the one.
I'm not real excited about poisoning it and having it (or them) die in the
I have no idea how they're getting up on the counter to start with--I don't see
any openings in anything and I can't believe the thing is crawling up the side
of the counter, but whatever. I just want it/them done for.
Any ideas about how to go about it? Am I baiting the trap wrong? More glue
I'm leaving again until after new years--the house will be cold enough that I
don't mind a dead mouse in a trap while I'm gone (and people will be checking
the house for me, this time).
Any advice welcome.