I am overrun with mice this rainy winter. The chickens make a fuss as the varmints run from end to end of their coop and run. It’s rained too much to use the electronic mouse traps, and so I ordered up a bunch of plastic mouse traps from Amazon. I think perhaps they are the best mouse trap I’ve used.
Kness Snap Mouse Trap Is the one you want. Don’t buy the other knockoffs. I got 18 of these I rotate around the coop and one night with several rebait and resets I got 28 mice. Last night I got 8. It’s a beautiful thing hearing the whack of mice traps going off all night long.
These rodent snap traps tend to break their backs. Death comes quickly. I have however had the experience of traps not killing a mouse and that does not make me happy for them to lay in pain and torture. Seems that I get one survivor for every 8 or 10 dead mice. I keep a Crosman 1377,1322 or 2040 airgun on hand to dispatch any survivors.
The procedure is simple. Scoop a little peanut butter into the handy cup on the mouse Trap, set it with the extremely easy to use set bar, and place the Trap up against the wall with the business end closest to the wall and perpendicular.
Mice and rats travel along walls, so you’ll have better luck sticking close to the walls of buildings than the open.
If I don’t get any action on an area over night, I relocate the traps until I strike paydirt.
My son has a sizable cornsnake and he goes through quite a few expensive store bought mice. Now I kill field mice and freeze them for Boney the snake. Of course I only use the freshest kills. The others go over the fence.