Eek! Mice! Before you find higher ground, grab a baseball bat, or set a toxic mouse trap, take a look at these humane mice trap ideas. Mice might be a bit scary, but they can easily be trapped, captured, and set free by using the following clever devices.
The PETA mousetrap is small, plastic, and entirely easy to use. Simply place the Smart Mousetrap inside of your home, await furry friends, and release them (no touching required!) once they have been caught. Reusable, reliable, and ready to catch any mouse that enters your home, this trap is a cinch. PETA will also include a Humane Control of Mice and Rats guide sheet when you purchase this trap.
What better way to catch a mouse than with a cat? Well, a Tin Cat Mouse Trap, that is. Up to 30 mice can enter this trap at one time, and the best part is that an enclosed top means that you never have to see (or touch) any of them. As soon as a few mice scurry into this trap (you’ll hear them), all you have to do is bring the trap outside and release them. Reuse or throw-away this trap as you see fit. Victor also makes corner mice traps and multiple mice traps. What could be easier?
A steel and wire cage loaded with two spring doors ensure a quick and safe mouse capture. Mice are trapped from either end of this cage, so there’s no chance of escape. Use this mousetrap inside or outside of your home (ideal for larger rodents as well) as needed. The Havahart trap can hold up to one pound — that’s quite a lot of tiny mice! When you’re ready to empty your trap, simply open up the mesh gate (no contact required).
Place some cheese, peanut butter, or other bait inside of this trap, and wait for mice to enter. Within hours, any mouse within your home will be drawn to this trap. Quiet, safe, and made to capture multiple mice, you’ll love the way that this trap works.
Mice might be able to enter this trap, but they won’t be able to leave without your help. A one-way door allows a mouse to seek out any bait that you leave behind. Once a mouse is inside of the trap, the trap door must be opened in order to let the mouse out. To do this, simply bring the trap outside, tip the box upside down, and watch as mice run away. This cube may be small, but it is entirely effective!
A Note on Humane Mouse Traps
Trapping mice in lieu of killing them is a wonderfully humane thing to do. But, if you are going to use any of the traps listed above, make sure to follow these guidelines: 1. Do not leave traps in direct sunlight — it’s hot inside of those small boxes! 2. Check traps often — mice will die if you do not release them frequently. 3. Make a deal with your neighbor – if you plan to leave your home for awhile, make sure that someone looks after your traps on a daily basis.
by Harriette Halepis, Networx