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I live in a charming OLD home. Six foot doors for my 6’4″ head and shower controls that shock with no rhyme or reason. As a Realtor I always tell my clients to call me if I can ever be of help. I have answered many odd questions. The subject of pest control rarely comes up, inspections yes, control, no. I will admit that the cooling weather has forced my outside friends in and there is a mouse in the house, or two.
I am a dog person so cats are not an option. Poisons are also out because of the dogs. Of the many traps available I am a supporter of the original design Victor Snap. You might think that you put a few traps out and problem solved. I am here to share some tips that make things easier.
First, bait I love cheese to much to waste it as bait. Peanut Butter can be licked off, and Fig Newtons just don’t work. I have had moderate success with Pop Tarts, peperoni and orange marmalade. The big winner is X & O cat food. It needs to be tied to the trigger.
Next is placement, very crucial if you like to go barefoot, I do. Along walls away from foot traffic works best. After selecting the locations and baiting the traps they need to actually be placed. BE PREPARED these things will go off at the slightest bump, it adds to the excitement.
After all is in place all that is left is to dispose of the remains. Oh yeah, one more thing, when these things go off in the quiet evening hours you may get a little startle. It is my hope that you are never faced with this problem if you are I hope this helps.