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Best mouse trap #6996636
09/21/20 09:22 PM
09/21/20 09:22 PM
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Have an old gal that has a mouse problem and can not find anyone to get rid of them. Who makes the best mouse trap? I have a couple of the old wooden Victor trap. They have been the standard for years. Is there anything better on the market now days.
Can't use poison. Thank you in advance.


To Old
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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6996899
09/22/20 06:27 AM
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Take a look at the Kness Snap-E mouse trap... family farm & home sell them. I have 3 dozen of them...work great!


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: WPS] #6996963
09/22/20 08:22 AM
09/22/20 08:22 AM
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NC, Orange Co.
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Originally Posted by WPS
Take a look at the Kness Snap-E mouse trap... family farm & home sell them. I have 3 dozen of them...work great!

My go to as well and everyone I have recommended them to thanked me.


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6997393
09/22/20 06:34 PM
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I just use the wood bottom Victor's. I buy them in boxes of 72 and set at least 30 per job. They're 50c each. Hard to beat the price.

Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6998089
09/23/20 02:38 PM
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Heading to N.Y Sunday. I have a daughter that lives in Depew.


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6998306
09/23/20 07:00 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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Beautiful Buffalo! Should be snow free for a few more weeks!

Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6998327
09/23/20 07:15 PM
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I would not count on it! Is mice much of your business?


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6998380
09/23/20 08:01 PM
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Schenectady, NY
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In winter it is! It'll be a big part of what we do from now until late March/early April, when carpenter ants start making an appearance.

Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #6999168
09/24/20 04:51 PM
09/24/20 04:51 PM
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Washington
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Bucket traps are the way to go. I have a couple variations.

Rolling log. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SIlYiiCGLI
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...;linkId=0365ff4e013495a9144dee972818df0c

I also run a couple of bucket traps using a foam plate.
https://vimeo.com/user50543901

https://vimeo.com/user50543901

A normal mouse trap stops working for you the second one plugs it up.

Last edited by wildflights; 09/24/20 05:01 PM.

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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #7008830
10/04/20 08:56 PM
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What is your approach for bidding mouse jobs? per mouse, or time involved? thanks in advance


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #7009073
10/05/20 07:08 AM
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New York
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Always seems there are trade offs. I put some bucket traps out last year which worked fine, but there was maintenance. The peanut butter I put on the sides got moldy pretty fast and the water got nasty fairly quickly too with flies etc. and needed to be changed. I guess I thought you just set the bucket and that was it. Though it did work for a while as it, it did require maintenance.

Re: Best mouse trap [Re: dayn] #7009953
10/05/20 10:22 PM
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Eastern Iowa
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Originally Posted by dayn
What is your approach for bidding mouse jobs? per mouse, or time involved? thanks in advance
I think this largely depends upon the expected results that you and the customer discuss.
Are you offering only trapping/baiting services, or attempting to complete sealing work to stop mice from entering a structure?
If only trapping/baiting, then I think youd want to pre-assess the severity of activity so you can estimate how many traps or baiting stations to set, and how often you think they need to be checked. This gives you a basis to estimate your costs, desired profit margins, etc.
You can make better profits with sealing/exclusion work, but youll need to be very thoughtful in how your present it to the customer. There will be an inspection, the time/resources to do the work, and perhaps a warranty. All this represents a commitment of your time and expertise, which you should be we compensated for.
I know Im not giving any specific numbers on what to charge, but what Im trying to get across is that you need to raise a good number of questions with your customer, and spend time putting together a plan in order to arrive at a proposed cost.


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Jim Comstock] #7011097
10/07/20 09:23 AM
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Washington
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Originally Posted by Jim Comstock
Always seems there are trade offs. I put some bucket traps out last year which worked fine, but there was maintenance. The peanut butter I put on the sides got moldy pretty fast and the water got nasty fairly quickly too with flies etc. and needed to be changed. I guess I thought you just set the bucket and that was it. Though it did work for a while as it, it did require maintenance.


Yes, water and bait should be freshened up weekly.

It's not something that I'd recommend for most trap placements due to obvious issues. However using antifreeze instead of water will make it a no maintenance trap. Antifreeze does not evaporate like water and it doesn't smell unless disturbed. Long after the peanut butter is gone, antifreeze will still attract and catch mice. Major downside is poisoning risks and disposal issues.


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Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #7012183
10/08/20 12:31 PM
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I use windshield washer fluid in my buckets

Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #7015044
10/11/20 09:43 PM
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Had a problem with mice in my garage. Picked a 4 pack of old style mouse traps and baited them with cheese. The next morning the cheese was gone, but no mice. Rebated with peanut butter and again, traps were empty and peanut butter was gone.

I looked up Victor on line and read that chocolate was the best bait for mice. Told this to my daughter and her eyes lit up saying we have chocolate chips in the trail mix. She carefully melted a couple chips per trap and applied them hot to the trigger pushing the melted chocolate under the rolled part. I set them back out and checked before going to bed. I had a mouse in all four traps. The chocolate had barely a tooth mark. Caught the other four by morning.

The chocolate is many years old and still catching the random mouse now and then in these traps! My sister bought a metal cat and I told her to bait it with chocolate chips. Need to check back and see how shes doing.

Good luck!

Re: Best mouse trap [Re: Getting There] #7015973
10/12/20 10:32 PM
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I use mouse traps mostly for voles, so setting the traps in the dirt outside, and any amount of dirt in the self setting mechanism of the snap-e will prevent the traps from firing, so I stay with the yellow plastic pan Victor mouse traps. I do use the snap e rat traps indoors, and rarely have any problem with them.

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