Every fall we have an invasion in our country home. Usually by this time of year the problem has been resolved through the use of traps. This year has been different. They didn't appear until a month or two later than usual and I'm still battling the hordes. So far I've eliminated about one and a half dozen of the little beasties. It's been a few days since I've seen evidence that they are still around, but with the continuing mild weather here in Michigan, I'm not convinced they have stopped moving around looking for their winter hang out so the traps are still set and baited.
|Three mouse traps. The d-Con does not work for me. |
The other two are adjustable and catch mice.
Next time you want to catch a mouse, set the trap and touch the place where you place the bait with a stick or screwdriver. See how much pressure it takes to spring the thing. You'll be surprised at how much it takes. The good news is that with the Mouse Guard and Victor traps, you can adjust the pressure to hair trigger and actually get the little buggers when they are lapping up the bait. I use needle-nosed pliers to squeeze the metal protrusion that holds the wire that holds the killing mechanism. If you squeeze too much and can't get the wire to hold, adjust it the other way using the same tool. Don't use cheese for bait! Peanut butter is a much better choice, and it sticks very nicely to the trap.
If you don't have a mouse problem, good for you! If you do, good "hunting."