I just saw a mouse.
Cute little black thing. That must clearly die.
So I get the mousetrap, rub some penutbutter into a piece of string, tie it onto the bait-switch and set'er up right where I saw the mouse go behind the TV stand. A moment later I see the mouse come back around the corner and head towards the trap. I can't look.
I peeeeeeeeeek around the corner.
I've been searching the livingroom, including behind the TV stand, for 15 minutes.
Mousie has flown away with the trap.
Mouse - 1
The mouse is the rats little friend. It's like on cartoons with Spike (British Bulldog) and his little Chihuahua friend. He sends him out to see if the coast is clear and to cause a distraction. Next time you see the little rodent, look around. There will be a big fat rat shuffling itself in another corner.
Hrm. Given the presence of supermouse, I am reluctant to ask, but would you be able to take Chase for a week or so? The landlord is putting hardwood floors into our apartment and while we can keep her out of the way, we're concerned that it might be a bit traumatic to be next-door to all that noise for so long. Lemme know!
I recomend the sticky traps. Esp. the rat/snake traps. See, if the mices (evil sneaky assed food stealing bastards) are small e.g. cunning but not so much with the smart, you can use the little sticky traps. Put a little chocolate or peanut butter in the middle and set them down near the main mouseways. You'll get em.
But iffen they are big cigar smokin card playin food extortin mice then you need big guns. See these big guys can get the bait from the middle of the little mouse sticky traps, but the Rat and snake traps, now those gets the big assed mice. And they'll get multiple little ones, heh, best I've done is three in one trap.
Don't give them a chance kill em dead.
Hey if you have no toddlers or dumb dumb people in your house go for poison. It's waaay better than any trap. And contrary to popular belief mice don't stink up your house when they die in the walls. They dessicate and mummify. No smell and unless your tearing down the walls never gonna be your problem.
Kill the mice! They are bad and evil and sneaky and cunning. Smash their little brains in, stick their feet to the floor poison them do 'em all in.
If you want to catch mice alive, just use a 5 gallon bucket on a 60 degree angle.
Start by putting food in the bucket on its side for a few days until the food is eaten every night. The just prop the bucket up until its on about a 60 degree angle with a way for the mice to get into it. They slide in and can't get out. Then you have snake chow!
Or use poison. I had deermice up at the shop and used this poison called defcon that killed them within a foot of the poison. They eat it, get a foot away and die. It was creepy because there was a ring of mice around the pile of poison....none in it...just a ring about a foot away. And they were all dessicated even though they couldn't have been there for more than a day or two...