No matter how clean you keep your house, if there’s construction or home renovations going on, there’s a good chance you’re going to rattle a few walls, create openings and find yourself coming face to face with a rodent. Now, I really didn’t want to kill anything. I hated the idea – but I hated the idea of mice in my home even more. We tried the humane stuff first – ultra-sonic pest repellents (junk), catch-and-release (futile) – but my compassion for the little guys were dashed when I saw one dart from under the couch I was sitting on, just missing my (bare!!) feet. Uuugh. Time to die, Mickey.
I wanted to do this as quickly, swiftly and efficiently as possible. Poisons and glue traps were out of the question, so I researched the web and found a simple solution to beckon mice toward a snap trap.
Presto. Turns out, mice like dark spaces to crawl in, so the bag was really ideal for them and a natural place they’d explore. It’s pretty ideal for you, too, as you don’t have to touch the trap or the mouse or any … stuff … that might be a byproduct of a high-caliber hit to a rodent’s neck. Just pick up the bag and dispose. I figure if you have to go, unexpectedly dying while you’re comfortable and have a face full of peanut butter is probably the best any of us can hope for.
The Snap-E Mouse Trap by Kness Manufacturing is available for bargain $2.29 each at Amazon.
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Excellent post. Now if I can just find the two smallish but sturdy paper bags I just put away – somewhere.