Good Questions: What's the Best Way to Catch a Mouse?

Good Questions: What's the Best Way to Catch a Mouse?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 18, 2007

Hello AT,

Here's the situation.

We've never had mice before, but in the last month they suddenly got in and had a family. In the past two weeks we've unwittingly caught 5 by simply removing our garbage from the can at night.

They got into the can and couldn't get out. Now we think there is ONE LEFT.

This guy can jump in and out of the can NO PROBLEM and has eluded all of our glue traps...

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We've found his trail on our kitchen counter, in our bedroom, on our babies changing table and up the towels in the bathroom. Short of renting a cat, what's your advice on catching this guy?

Thanks, Mouse Warrior

Dear MW,

We really hope the crowd has some good answers here as we've always had good luck with glue traps (horrible as they are). Our advice would be to plaster the floor with traps around where you know he travels and cross your fingers. You could also try putting peanut butter in the very center of a few traps as they are supposed to really like it.

Anyone have a more humane solution???

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