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Old 09-28-2010, 04:21 PM   #16
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When using snap traps, always be alert for Explosive Rats :


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Ortho, the same company that makes the slow-death-trap in the original post, also makes a white plastic snap trap. It is different in that the bait is in a stationary cup surrounded by a shoe plate that serves as the trigger. They are one-touch to set. Very easy to use.

I've had mice lick clean conventional snap traps week after week. When I switched, I got 2 mice each night for three nights in a row!

They were 2 for $3.99 at Home Depot.
Do they look kinda like a crocodile mouth, and when the mouse goes inside, it just snaps over it? We had some of those in the motorhome. the nice thing with that is they wont harm slightly bigger animals like chipmunks and squirrels. Forgetting about the traps, we decided to let the chipmunk in the motorhome (they were very domesticated) and it went for the trap. Heard a SNAP and my heart pounded thinking it was over, nope, chipmunk just ran away from area and went back outside. It's head was too big for the trap to actually shut properly. A mouse on the other hand is smaller so it would be killed instantly.

Also if you think it's "gross" to dispose of a mouse, give it a couple days before you dispose of it. They just get very hard, and you just have to grab it by the tail and it's like one big solid piece.
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we have some of those plastic gator ones too. had at least one escape from those before too.
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We're poor, we just wash them and use them again.... lol

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When the pins pull out, I just wire them.

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Occasionally, one beats the wire snap trap or gets trapped alive. There still has yet to be a better mouse trap invented IMO.
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Well.......

Yes Dear, I'll build you a better mousetrap....

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I'm getting some hillarious visuals from this thread:

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Also if you think it's "gross" to dispose of a mouse, give it a couple days before you dispose of it. They just get very hard, and you just have to grab it by the tail and it's like one big solid piece.
if it is weather that will support flies, just don't wait too long. It doesn't take long for flies to discover such "feasts" for their young, if you catch my drift.
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if it is weather that will support flies, just don't wait too long. It doesn't take long for flies to discover such "feasts" for their young, if you catch my drift.
or if the mouse problem is real bad, you only find skeletons in the traps

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Snap traps with PLENTY of PB. The mouse needs to think it can chow down. If you just put a bit on, it will nibble, not snapping the trap. Also, location is very important. Trap needs to go along the wall, a place the travel through...

Any yes, chaos rules when our two labs and two cats corner a mouse somewhere in the house
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Here's to your good old fashioned spring trap

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