April 9, 2010 1:22 PM Subscribe
I've got a mouse that is far too clever to fall for the usual traps. I need some tricks!
posted by kamelhoecker to home & garden (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, I've tried the standard snap traps with peanut butter, crusty bread, oats and maple syrup, and nutella. No luck. He just avoids them.
I've also tried glue traps which he also just avoids. I've moved on to poison. But all that did was make his droppings green. Now he's discovered that he can chew the pellets up and only eat the tasty bits and leAve the poison behind. So I'm out of ideas.
The closest I've come to catching him is that I rigged up a camera with a motion sensor and managed to snap a few pics of him. So yes it is a mouse (not a rat or something weird) and he seems to like to hang out in dark corners from midnight to 5am and munch on things.
Oh and if you have some thoughts on how to get him with an arduino, I'm totally into that.