10 Snazzy Rodent Catchers By Mousesnaps

 - Sep 2, 2009
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Mousesnaps is a newly launched line of hand-painted designer mousetraps created by two young women who thought the only thing worse than having mice in their apartment was having to look at the unsightly traps.

Mousesnaps work like regular snap traps. They’re efficient, effective and easy to use. And now - thanks to Mousesnaps - they happen to be a little bit more attractive.

To get the most out of any mousetraps, check out the helpful Mousesnaps tips for baiting, setting and catching.

1. Set them where you see them. If you’ve seen mice in your home, set traps in their common pathways. It may seem logical to set traps throughout the room, but doing so is ineffective because mice tend to stay close to their nests and return to known feeding areas.

2. More is more. According to experts, the most common trapping mistake is setting too few traps. Believe it or not, a half dozen mousetraps is not too many for a single room. You increase your chances of catching your pests if you set plenty of traps.

3. Give them space. It’s common for mice to jump over or run around individually placed mousetraps. Setting traps one inch apart can help disorient your pests and trick them into triggering the trap.

4. Hold the cheese. Mice will eat most things, but they especially enjoy bacon bits, slices of hot dogs, peanut butter, crackers and chocolate. They’ll eat cheese, but it’s not their first choice, so save it for yourself.

5. Hold the bacon, literally. Mice are pros at sneaking bait off traps. Secure your bait to the trap pedal with tape or ties to prevent mice from snacking on your trappings. When using peanut butter, only add a pea-sized amount to the trap. Using more only increases the mouse’s ability to remove the bait without triggering the mousetrap.

6. Keep it clean. Wear disposable gloves when handling mousetraps and be sure to dispose of used traps in sealed plastic bags.

7.  Keep it cute. Check out Mousesnaps’ hand-painted, designer mousetraps.