How to catch a mouse?
Some will want to eliminate mice; others will catch them first and then decide on their fate. There are several kinds of mouse traps as well as several baits and ways to catch them.
Some will be safe and others will be unfortunately fatal for mice. So here are 10 tricks and traps to catch a mouse in the house.
A Sticky Mouse Trap
It is about buying very adhesive tapes designed to catch mice and drop them strategically on the floor. When the mice pass over them, they will remain stuck on the glue.
It is important to place this trap in an easily accessible location to recover the trap and dead mouse to avoid bad odors in the house.
Here is a sticky trap that consists of a very sticky plaque to catch, rats, mice and other unwanted small rodents. No matter where you live you can get this type of trap directly online.
2. Using a Mouse Trap
You can of course buy a mouse trap that closes immediately the mouse installed in the trap door. You can attract it with a piece of cheese for example or even peanut butter.
There are so many different models of mouse traps that it is difficult to advise you one model more than another. Here is a model of mouse hatch and rat that are very sturdy and effective for catching mice.
3. Catch a mouse with chocolate
And yes! It seems that mice like chocolate. Attract them with a little delicious chocolate and when they are going to taste their feast you will only have to catch them and then put them back outside.
For example, you can place a small piece of chocolate on a mouse trap or on a sticky trap as mentioned earlier in this article. If you prefer to capture a live mouse then why not make a small house trap. The bucket trap you find below is a good way to catch a living mouse.
4. Using a Mousetrap
It is actually a box or a trap that keeps the mouse trapped. You will find several plans online to make your own mousetrap trap. You can of course purchase it also directly online.
You can choose a mat trap, basket or rocker. We offer you a really cheap mouse pad to buy on Amazon.
5. An electric mouse trap
For a quick solution against mice, the electric trap is a good idea. The mouse will receive a shock when it enters the trap. This type of mouse trap is often used in factories and warehouses because it is very effective and can be used for several years.
The electric trap is an excellent solution to quickly eliminate all mice from the house or a warehouse for example. This electric model is one of the most popular and mostly is for sale at a very attractive price. You will find several other models of electric traps to catch mice on Amazon.
6. A Tooth Mouse Trap
This is a kind of plastic jaw with teeth. Once the mouse inside, the jaw immediately closes on it killing it every time.
Of course, you can opt for a conventional mouse hatch that will perhaps be a little less drastic say. But do not forget, no matter what trap or trap you buy, the mouse will be dead in the end. Of course you can also choose a live mouse trap in order to catch it without hurting it.
7. Using the bucket trap
This is a bucket and a ramp to quickly catch a mouse. For example, you put food in the bucket and the mouse will go there without being able to come out. You can simply use a stick as a ramp to attract the mouse and make it fall into the bucket.
Here is a good example of how to make this living mouse trap:
* Source: stuff animals
A mouse trap really effective in capturing mice alive and quickly. Very simple to set up. Be careful, however, to choose a bucket deep enough because the mouse should not be able to leave the trap.
8. Use a rat trap for mice
Know that rat traps are just as effective at catching and killing mice. So if you already have the house, you can use them to capture mice quickly.
You can also read our special article 10 anti-rats stuff! There you will find effective anti-rat tricks but also traps and products against rats.
9. Use a roll of toilet paper
Did you know that it was possible to use a roll of toilet paper to catch a mouse? Here’s how to turn the toilet roll into a mouse trap:
- Take a roll of toilet paper (without the paper).
- Flatten the roll so it has a flat side.
- Place the roll on the edge of a table
- Place a trash can on the floor.
- Put bait at the end of the roll so the mouse goes in and then falls into the trash.
A mouse trap easy to make at home and effective to catch the mouse that wanders constantly.
10: Ultrasound repellent to keep mice away
If you want to keep mice away from the house to avoid catching them, the electronic mouse repellent is a good solution. Find below two very popular models that you can buy on Amazon, whether you live in France or in Canada.
Here is the model of anti-mouse repellent of the mark Avantek. This ultrasound device works with 2 types of ultrasonic waves which makes it much more effective to keep mice away from the house.