Baiting Live Mouse Traps

live mouse trapHumane mouse traps will keep unwanted rodent guests from disturbing your family, but will also keep your conscience clear by allowing the mouse or rat to live on to see another day… ideally at some different location than inside your home. Live and let live can be a great philosophy, but on the other hand annoying pests that can eat your food, as well as possibly introduce dangerous diseases should not be left to roam free indoors. So the happy middle ground is a live mouse trap.  Baiting a live mouse trap doesn’t really take doing anything different as the mouse doesn’t know what awaits him either way, but below are some ideas.

Live Mouse Trap

Live and let live can be a great philosophy, but on the other hand annoying pests that can eat your food, as well as possibly introduce dangerous diseases should not be left to roam free indoors. So the happy middleground is a live mouse trap. Baiting a live mouse trap doesn’t really take doing anything different as the mouse doesn’t know what awaits him either way, but below are some ideas. Humane mouse traps are almost always available at the hardware store. Or if you’re handy, you can build your own.

Baiting Your Live Mouse Trap

A live mouse trap is a great solution to stay humane, but how about the bait? Try these mouse baits:

  • Peanut butter
  • Bacon
  • Oatmeal
  • Crackers
  • Slim Jims

A live trap will trap a mouse without killing it, so you’re not giving it its last meal, your really just sending it off into the wild with a full belly. How nice of you!

After the mouse is caught in the live mouse trap, you can release it in the wild, maybe out in the country or a empty field.

Humane mouse traps are almost always available at the hardware store. Or if you’re handy, you can build your own.

The best way to avoid having to kill mice and rats is to make your home a place they don’t want to be in in the first place. Or you can make it a place that is very hard for them to get into as well. Repair and cover any and all the cracks in any walls or doors. Another big tip is to dispose of any garbage quickly and securely. Any available trash is a welcome sign to rats and mice. Inside the home, you should keep any food well sealed and secured in containers or inside the refrigerator. Mice love oatmeal type products and will quickly gnaw through any boxes or bags. Hard plastic containers are your best bet to keep them at bay. Also avoid leaving snacks sitting out around your kitchen. Feed pets indoors and wash their dishes as soon as they finish. Keeping a tidy house could keep you from even having to worry about getting a live mouse trap.

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