I need a humane mouse trap, that works on smart mice.
December 15, 2006 11:29 AM Subscribe
I was attacked by a house mouse.
posted by brinkzilla to Pets & Animals (55 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I heard a mouse shuffling around in my pantry a couple of nights ago when I moved a box over to see if I could find it it jumped straight at me and landed on my chest, fell to the ground and ran under the fridge.
I think they are getting smarter. So far I have caught 5 mice using a creative, humane trap. I used a Tupperware tub and a paper towel tube with peanut butter on the end. The tube is used as a ramp and hangs over the tub. When they walk down the tube to get the peanut butter the mouse and the tube falls in the tub. Ta daa. Then I bring them to the woods. This worked on 5 but now they are on to me. My fear is that these buggers know I am a pacifist and will not kill them so now they are on the offensive and I am under attack.
The tub trap is too cumbersome to leave out all the time and I still do not want to use any poisons, snap traps, or glue traps. Can anyone recommend the best, humane low profile way to catch smart mice? And bonus points for explaining why a mouse would be so bold as to jump on a potential predator.