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What is the best mouse trap?

by The Handyguys

in Radio, Video Podcasts

The Handyguys review a plethora of mouse traps all purchased at our local hardware store. Whether you have mice, voles or rats, there is a trap for you.

Why are there so many mouse trap choices? Everyone seems to be trying to build thatĀ proverbialĀ better mousetrap!

Mouse Trap Types

Mouse Trap

There are two basic choices, to kill the mouse or a catch and release. If you opt for catch and release please release far far away from my house!

Kill traps

include various spring and glue traps.

No Kill traps

include boxes and cages that are mouse sized.

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Leo C. July 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Great video guys, I know that here in NC we have had tons of rain which has caused many critters to show up in doors that we are not used to.

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Gavin July 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I hope you are ready for the gruesome after effects a glue trap entails. Personally, I do not think they should even be legal and it’s sad to see you are considering these traps as one of the options when the rest of the traps either leave the animal unharmed, or kill it quickly and humanely. Glue traps are not quick and inhumane at all, and usually you end up with a distressed, injured animal in a lot of pain.

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The Handyguys July 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Paul’s mice are still free to dig up his flowerbed.

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Eco Handyman July 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Great video! My daughter keeps trying to catch the mouse in our house, she wants to keep it as a pet, so I have to catch it before she does, Thanks for the tips!

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toby July 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Loved the blog keep up the pod casts and found this website very intresting anyone else agree?

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Debbie Gartner aka The Flooring Girl July 30, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Good to know the difference. It’s gross enough to know they are in my house, but I think the no kill trap is my trap of choice.

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Sam August 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

I agree with Debbie – definitely want to avoid the killing route if possible. Thanks for another useful video!!

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Greg August 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Good stuff. I remembered when we put down some glue traps and my son found a mouse still alive and stuck. He thought we would peel it off and set it free but it did more harm than good. Once stuck don’t try and release. Haha.

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