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Best Humane Mouse Traps

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Havahart 1020 Two Door Cage Trap for Mice and Rats

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).

Eaton Multiple Catch Mouse Trap

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 Cube Mouse Trap

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.

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2:44AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

thank you for sharing 11/7

8:52AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

awesome ideas, we will likely look into these. Our indoor kitty helps a LOT, and our outdoor dog also eats mice (and opossums, squirrels, moles, shrews, snakes, lizards, grasshoppers, raccoon ect) In the winter we occasionally host a family of mice, and I do hate killing them.

10:19AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

got cats & dogs so we dont have humane mouse traps, will try the humane ones next time

11:15AM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

thanks

6:44AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Snakes- shudder- would rather have mice!

9:08AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Since i have several cats, rats rarely come for a visit. I hope everyone considers using some of these humane traps. They do work very well as my friend swears by them. Thanks very much for posting this article!!!

8:06AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Lucky for all of us we have a plethora of humane trap choices to rid ourselves of mice i the household.Here is a good start fr those who are looking for some trap ideas:
http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/humane-mouse-traps-c-21_132.html

10:23PM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thanks.

12:51AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thanks for posting this

12:23AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

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