How To Catch A Mouse

 

House Mouse in Kansas City

House Mouse

step 1

The different traps are the traditional mouse trap, a glue trap or the newer plastic trap. All of these can be baited with peanut butter. The mouse trap is your standard metal spring mounted on a slab of wood. If you catch a mouse, this trap is very inexpensive so you can just dispose of the whole thing.

  • Step 2

    The plastic trap is newer and reusable. It looks like a large clip. You press on it, open the clip and expose a tongue inside. You bait the tongue with peanut butter and put the trap where you think the mice are. Once the mouse is caught, you pick up the clip, open it to dispose of the mouse, and then reuse it without ever coming in contact with the mouse.

  • Step 3

    The glue trap is simply a plastic tray of glue that is very sticky. If the mouse steps in it, he is stuck. The package will say it is prebaited, but it doesn’t hurt to put an extra dab of peanut butter on it. Put the trap against a wall and put the peanut butter in the middle of the trap on the wall side. This ensures that the mouse will have to step in the glue to get the peanut butter. The glue traps come in mouse and rat sizes. I recommend the larger rat size because it creates a larger platform for the mouse to step on.

  • Step 4

    Rat poison is the last option. The conditions of this are that you have nothing between you and the mouse if it dies, and there is no guarantee that it will die where you can see it. The theory is that the mouse eats the poison and becomes very thirsty. He leaves his hole in search of water, and dies during his search. If you use this option, put the poison in the same places you would set the traps.

Call Truly Green Pest Service to help you eliminate any mouse infestation you may have.