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How To Set A Mouse Trap

How To Set A Mouse Trap

This Videojug film will show you how to properly set up a mouse trap to get rid of mice in your home.

I'm going to be talking to you today about a variety of pests that affect us both inside and outside of our homes. Okay so you've gone around and you've been blocking off holes both inside and outside but you've still got mice in the house. So what we're going to do, we're going to resort to trapping them.

This is a conventional trap that you can get off the market. This is what we call a Snapback or a Brokeback trap. All traps that we use in the UK have to be licensed and approved for that use, and this is licensed and approved for the purpose of getting rid of mice.

Once of the best baits to use is peanut butter. So what we're going to do, we're going to put some peanut butter on the trap. It goes in this little hole here.

Smear it in. Then to set it we jus pull the lever back. That's now ready to go.

Whenever you're placing traps it's always good to place them perpendicular, face on, to the wall because if the mice come from either direction generally they will get caught. It's not a good idea to have them out in exposed areas like this if you've got children or pets in the house because the chances are they are going to set them off. The best thing to do is put them behind the plints because that's where the mouse are going to generally be found.

At least that way they're out of the way and out of harms way. It's always a good idea to secure a trap. The best thing to do is to tie a bit of string around it and secure it to something, just so that if you've only got a partial capture and the mouse is only partially caught they will often try to get away and they'll be taking the trap with them.

Obviously we don't want the animal to suffer and at least that way you can then put it out of it's misery. Once you've got your mouse caught, the best thing to do with this type is trap is to release the mouse using the mechanism, drop it into a bag, tie it up, just a plastic bag will do. Double bag it, stick it into another bag.

You can put it out into the rubbish, you're not doing anything wrong. You're not breaking any rules or regulations. Again, gloves.

Always wear gloves because you're dealing with mice and they are going to be carrying nasty germs and diseases, and if you get contact with mouse urine or their faeces or blood then obviously it's not good so always make sure you wear your gloves. That's how you get rid of mouse in your house.