Which type of mouse trap works best?

What type of mouse trap works the best? The type they run into or the snap action ones? It's for use in a basement.

Asked by Bill on 4th Dec 2022
Expert Trade Answers
"I would not go for a mousetrap I would go for a sticky pads better in catching rats and mice"
Answered on 4th Dec 2022 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Unlikely to control a mouse infestation with mouse traps alone. Rodenticide is far more effective. Dont waste your time and money on mouse traps as although you may catch the odd one you'll never get them all. Call pest control"
Answered on 4th Dec 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
"Either are just a good as one or another if you have a tasty treat to go for! Tunnel design traps are better if any risk of a non target species was to be around ie cats, ect

If still can’t control the infestation feel free to contact me."
Answered on 4th Dec 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report
"Any spring trap bait with a little chocolate or peanut butter check these regular within every 12 hours if possible"
Answered on 4th Dec 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Hi Bill

Generally most mouse traps do work well, it's your positioning of the trap and food in your trap is the key in catching

Hope this helps

Answered on 4th Dec 2022 - Member since Nov 2022 - report
"Use rat traps for mice, use peanut butter as the lure. Dont buy cheap traps and dont expect the mice to run into them, they know what a trap is and will avoid so hide them or cover them well"
Answered on 10th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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