Tips and Advice
We'll admit it: We're not official mousetrap experts. But we happen to know some. Here's what they shared about setting traps and catching mice.
Tip #1: More is more. Why are traditional mousetraps are usually sold in sets of two? Most experts agree that the most common trapping mistake is setting too few traps. One or two won't cut it. To increase your chances of catching mice, set up to 6 traps in the areas where you've seen mice in your home. Place the traps perpendicular to the wall with the bait pedals facing the wall itself.
Tip #2: Set them where you see them. Did you ever notice that you always see mice in practically the same place in your home? That's because mice tend to follow the same path, stay close to their nests and return to known feeding areas. When setting traps, it may seem logical to place them evenly throughout a room. But doing so is ineffective. Instead, set up to six traps in the areas where you've seen mice. You have a better chance of interrupting their common pathways and making a catch.