So I come from a (formerly) mouse ridden New York City Apartment. If there’s one thing I hate as much as having mice in my home, it’s those glue traps that never work. Is it at all possible that such a world exists where we have mouse traps that work?
Anyway, without getting too dramatic here, as I said those glue traps do not work. The mice know what they are. They avoid them, they go around them, jump over, you name it. The only place they don’t go is on the actual glue part of it. They’ve even worked out nifty little tricks to snatch the bait off the middle… somehow without getting caught on the glue. They go in your kitchen, your bedrooms, your closet… it’s disgusting. And unhealthy, to say the least.
About a year ago, when I had enough of the mice hanging out around my apartment, I went online and started doing mad (and I mean mad) research on mouse traps that work. Something other than the traditional traps which the mice have come to adapt to. I read up on anything and everything having to do with mice and catching them. As a side effect, I became more of an expert in it than I would’ve ideally liked to.
I tried a whole bunch of mouse traps. Being strategically placed all around my apartment, they caught a lot of one thing, and it wasn’t a mouse… it was dust.
I came across the Victor electronic mouse traps, and I figured; “sure, why the hell not, we’ll try this one too”. So I bought about 3 of them and placed them in different locations in the apartment. I followed the instructions and put a bit of peanut butter on the inner side as it says, popped the battery in, and left it overnight to be without having any hope of it working.
The next day, I carefully opened it with gloves and a pair of pliers or something… because I was scared to touch it just in case there was a mouse in there and it hadn’t died (lol). There was nothing in there as I expected. I kicked it back in its place again in anger, because I had heard a mouse around in the kitchen the night before, and I was pissed off that it didn’t get caught.
When I went and opened it the second day yet again, to my surprise, there was a (humanely electrocuted and killed instantly) mouse in there!
After being a bit disgusted I almost started jumping with joy. Ran straight out the door, down the elevator, and threw it in the trash on the street because I didn’t even want it in any trash in my entire building, let alone my own apartment.
I put the trap back in place since it was reusable over and over again, and I also ran back online and ordered a couple more for the living room and different places in the way, bedrooms, closets, and bathrooms.
Over the next month or so, we caught more mice in those things than I care to remember. The feeling was amazing that our house was FINALLY cleaned up of mice. When I was absolutely positive that there were no mice left in the apartment, I took the traps off and stored them away in their little boxes.
Much to my dismay, about a week ago as of this writing, I thought I heard a mouse in the kitchen again, ruffling around inside the oven. I shockingly opened the oven door and regretfully saw a little mouse run and hide somewhere in there. Once again I was disgusted.
At that time I was too afraid to be in the kitchen (so what, I’m scared of mice!), so I just went to sleep angry. However, the next morning I pulled out that electronic mouse zapping traps again and put a couple around the kitchen, and put one inside the oven since that’s where I had seen the mouse.
The next morning I checked them, and… YAY!! It had been caught in one of the other ones around the kitchen, not the one in the oven.
I don’t think there are any more mice in the apartment right now (hopefully) but I’ve put these mouse traps that work all over again just in case.
So, I present to you… in my (a little too experienced) opinion; Here is the only mouse traps that work.