Not sure if the continuation of the tutorial is even necessary at this point. I didn’t have a mouse problem, I had rats! This is why I continue to stress the importance of trading theory for ACTION before you actually need critical gear and equipment.
To keep unwelcome “visitors” out, seal entry points using foam sealant, steel wool, hardware cloth, or metal flashing. If any animals need to be removed from homes, this can be done by using humane box traps, like the one pictured here:
Glue traps never work to keep animals away long-term. The following evening, I entered the kitchen to find the same dirty and disheveled mouse stuck to a new glue trap. Despite my efforts, he wasn’t able to survive the stress of a second entrapment.
The box of traps arrived in a timely fashion and I set to work baiting the traps with peanut butter and setting only two before the rat’s seemingly regularly scheduled dinner time. I placed one along the base of a fence I’d seen it use as its own personal rat highway. And, I placed the second one in the garden among the Chablis peppers and the rat turds that were the size of small logs. The trap along the base of the fence was well situated, directly in the rat’s path and facing the fence, as the instructional videos recommend. The plants along the edge of the yard provide good cover for animals as they move along the outskirts of the yard, obscured from direct line of sight. And, the one in the garden was among the half eaten remains of peppers that had already fallen prey to the rat’s insatiable appetite. Then, the hard part … waiting.
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The manufacturer doesn’t recommend using peanut butter, but if you insist on it like I do, they recommend that you smear it on the inside of the rear metal plate between the holes, so it doesn’t ooze onto the metal plate or electronics. That’s what I did. I baited the trap and *LEFT IT TURNED OFF* for a few days so the rats would get comfortable with it, as recommended. When I checked the trap after a few days, they had polished it clean of peanut butter.
The Victor Metal Pedal Rat Trap is the original wooden snap trap. It’s also the world’s No. 1 selling rat trap for one simple reason – it works! Its superior quality and effectiveness are the reason Victor has sold more than 1 billion snap traps around the world. Likewise, professional pest control companies have made this trap their trap of choice. Trusted to control rats for more than 115 years, this trap delivers clean, instant rodent control.
The only thing to remember here would be to make sure you put the top on the bottle before you set the trap, I can see the confusion on your face now followed with a head shake and a, “I can’t believe I did that” statement.
From what I understand whatever you’re trying to repel gets use to the sound. The idea would be to get one that does random sounds at different frequencies so they don’t get use to the pattern. I’m not sure if there is a product that does this?
Claiming it controlled cockroaches, my mother used to seed the underside of the house with ‘daddy long-legs’ from our previous house (we were military and moved a lot, often into less than desirable housing). Other than Alabama… she was right. I’ve tolerated a lot of spiderwebs over the years and only ever had cockroaches in apartments that were routinely sprayed. If these ultrasonics drive away spiders as some claim…watch out.
It is a stinky process but one of the best ways to prevent these rodents. Take some cow dung cakes and spread them in your attic or garden. When rats eat the cow dung, it will inflame their stomach and lead them to die. Thus, helps get rid of rats outside the house.
I have battled rats for many years. Living close to a creek with sewer lines that run along it, these pesky critters always show up in the basement every winter. I’ve used just about every snap rat trap on the market, and although alot of the other traps work, these traps are the ones I keep coming back to. These traps work and work very well.
We had mice in the kitchen and garage. I put one plug-in reller in the kitchen and two in the garage. After about a week, no more mice incidents at all. That was over a year ago. Now to tackle the backyard with more powerful models to see if that will be a success as well.
I just purchased these. I went on YouTube, watched a 30 sec video on how to set it and got 4 of them baited with peanut butter and set. Took 1 min max. I’m not sure why so many people can’t get them set??? I’ll write another review tomorrow….hopefully with some dead mice under my kitchen sink !!!
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my only comfort is that humans are going nowhere . . and come the the day there will be no shortage of food for rats. . . If you go the spring trap way . make sure it can do the job . . this was cheap one.
Be sure to position the snap trap so that the baited end of each trap is placed perpendicular to the wall. Rodents generally travel with their bodies against a wall for protection.  It may be necessary to bait a rat trap without setting the trap and allow the bait to be eaten a couple of times. Then set the trap with more bait. Rats tend to shy away from new objects so this method gets them accustomed to the trap.  Mice are more inquisitive than rats, so pre-baiting is less likely to be needed.
Bet you never imagined using a fan guard to catch rodents, but why not? It’s the perfect cage just waiting to be discovered. This is one of the easiest traps yet! Since the fan covers a larger area than the bowl trap, it’s more likely to get a catch in a shorter amount of time, and who knows? You might even end up with more than one rat.
Remove the ruler or makeshift ramp from the can and take the can to a location about five to ten miles from human habitation.[8] Place the can on the ground and turn it sideways, allowing the mouse to exit.
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After about an hour I went and checked the traps. The trap along the fence remained undisturbed. The trap in the garden had been sprung but no rat. I thought maybe the breeze blew the pepper plants and maybe one of the hanging peppers bumped the trap mechanism and set it off. Regardless, nothing. However, I remained undeterred in my pursuit of victory. So, I re-set the trap and again … waited.
Target Unwanted Rodents Victor® Metal Pedal Mouse Traps are a time-tested solution for capturing the mice that have invaded your home or business. Mice are able to sneak inside buildings through the tiniest of spaces where they can spread disease and destroy your property.
OK, I live in southern Italy, a tiny part of paradise on earth. I am in the middle of ten million Olive trees, quiet, no pollution, no noise apart from the noisy birds, owls and Bats at night as well as the squeaking of noisy MICE. I was humanely catching up to five every night and rehoming them a safe distance away, UNTIL, (drum roll) I discovered these sonic noise mice scarers, since the FIRST night that I installed them, I have not seen a single little micey, NOT ONE and even the so called deaf mosquitoes and other flying nuisances, so YES these little devices do work and work really well.
Those who don’t want to kill mice prefer to use electronic repellers. It’s a human and cut-rate way. For example, the set of 4 Ultrasonic Pest Repellers by Pest Venator costs only ~$28.89 Check the current price.
A similar trap I have seen and read about, that said that it was for the big ones was a barrel trap. It was basically the same thing, except a barrel (like a 55 gallon drum) with a tarp or plastic tied tightly over it, with an x cut in the middle. The bait was then put in the middle (they used corn I believe). When the rat walked out over it, it would collapse. The guy I learned this from used it to catch big field rats for bait for his trapline. Don’t know if it would work, but it sounds like it would catch big ones better than that one. I guess it would be akin to trying to trap a coyote in a rabbit trap. Even if the trap works, if the animal is too big, it won’t work.
Thanks to a large capture surface, rat glue traps ensure that rodents, insects, spiders, and other pests are caught quickly, with minimal effort from you. When used as directed, our proprietary glue is able to securely hold even the heaviest rodents in place.
Basically how this works is the mouse makes his way up the ramp, through the hole and because you put the peanut butter on the far end of the can, he is forced to step on the can, which will spin, ultimately leading to the mouse to fall into the bucket where you have water deep enough that the mouse will drown.
There is a pest control guy who comes into our apartment and spray our apartment unit every Monday. After inhaling the fumes from the spray I developed severe allergy. Then I bought one of those electronic pest control and plugged it in one of my wall sucket, and I’m happy to say I got rid of the roaches in my apartment unit.
Excellent. A little hard to set. Very sensitive. We use a little bread to bait. About 1/4 of the time they eat the bait without springing the guillotine, but still very sensitive. You don’t wanna get ur neck in there because it’s “100%” when you (da cute little creatures) do….Death Penalty 101. I highly recommend. I think those who complain are doing something wrong or getting frustrated in setting them, which takes a little practice.
We apologize for this experience. How much bait was used? When baiting the trap it is important to remember a little goes a long way. We recommend baiting with a toothpick amount of peanut butter. Anything more than that, and the mouse may be able to eat the bait without getting caught in the trap.
This is done by eliminating the sources of rat food and water from the buildings in question, including fixing leaky indoor and outdoor taps and cleaning up food spills promptly. Storage of both human and pet food should be in containers which the rats cannot easily chew through (metal, ceramic or glass). Food waste should not be tossed on the ground around the structure, garbage cans must be secured. Bird feeder spillage must be cleaned up promptly—bird seed is a prime attractant to rats, particularly in an urban or suburban environment.
they where great my fault just a little too large could have done with a size just a little smaller not sure there is such a thing ? they just eat the bait without trap going off as you can see I am a novice thanks
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Many of us have dogs and cats that roam the yard — a rat trap won’t kill them, but it will hurt them pretty badly. What I do is put down a rat trap – baited with bacon (unlike previous poster, I’m not much for sewing, so I use a twist-tie) – and put it under a plastic milk crate with a couple cinder blocks sitting on top. The pets can’t get to the trap, but the rats can . . . pop goes the rodent! P.S. since I’m lazy, I put the trap set next to the trash can, so I don’t have to walk too far with a dead, stinkin’, flea infested rat.
A. Then use this technique. Find a plastic container wide enough to hold the glue trap placed flat with edges at least 4 inches (10 cm) high for mice and 8 inches (20 cm) high for rats. Put on heavy gloves so you won’t get bitten. Place the glue trap and the mouse or rat rodent-side up in the plastic container, and take outside. Spray the rodent with vegetable oil as a lubricant. (Do not dab the oil on the rodent with your fingers. It will bite.) Grab the rodent by its tail and help it wriggle free of the trap, tipping it out of the container just as it gets free.
I have ordered rodent traps several times from your company. last time I requested the box be sent without “Victor Rat Traps” printed on the side, (UPS delivering to a restaurant during business hours) and the delivery came in an unmarked box! thanks for listening!
Glue-trap manufacturers generally direct consumers to throw away animals along with the trap, leaving the animals to suffer for days until they finally die of stress, starvation, or dehydration—all cruel and painful deaths.
we had a mouse that was outsmarting us. We got this and found out it was a chipmunk! We have caught many mice and chipmunks with this. It has solved a problem that was getting to be very frustrating. We really didn’t want to have to kill them but it had to be done as too much damage was happening in the basement. It is quick so humane.
Some rats can be trap shy. They are shy of new objects and placing unset traps in a new location for a few days will increase the catch. Camouflaging the trap in a shallow pan of grain or sawdust could hide it. Place the bait in a few small placements on the top surface without setting the trap. When the rats start taking the bait, set the trap, leaving only one bait placement in the set trap. Rat traps should not be relocated once a good location is found as this will set up a new obect reaction. Mice are naturally curious so frequent trap relocations will attract their interest.
I use these to discourage our cat from getting into areas she shouldn’t be. Don’t worry, she doesn’t get stuck to it. Once they see that it’s sticky they avoid it completely. Much cheaper than alternate methods. Glue is non toxic so it won’t hurt your furry friends, just keeps them out of places they shouldn’t be.
To set the trap, hold it vertically and make sure the yellow pedal is at about a 20 or 30 degree angle from the base. Then set the trap by hooking the metal bar under the lip of the yellow pedal. If you hook the left side of the pedal, the trap will be easier to set but slightly more difficult to trip. If you hook the right side, the trap will be more difficult to set but slightly easier to trip. For the best accuracy and outcome, we recommend setting the trap somewhere between these two settings.
It is important to maintain the appearance that the papered-over coffee can is capable of supporting the mouse when it walks across it. Instead of cutting a solid “X”, you could try poking small, closely-spaced holes in an “X” shape across the surface of the paper.
When you are free, you can create a default mouse trap and catch the mouse. But, also keep in mind that your family is your family and that they won’t get mad if you just tell them the problem. If that is not working, then catch the mouse yourself.