Don’t want to hire a professional, but you want some advice and materials? Our 2-4-6 Mouse Trap Kit includes 12 baited snap traps paired in 6 cardboard mouse trap boxes, plus 4 feet of copper for exclusion around your home and 2 pairs of biodegradable nitrile gloves, for handling dead rodents.
Go around the outside of your home with a mirror and flashlight and fill the openings that you locate. Use scissors to cut copper to appropriate size and fill holes from the outside of your home. Do not use copper against other metals, like iron gas lines. Mice will go under doors that don’t have tight fitting sweeps and seals. In addition, if you have a bulkhead you need a weather tight door with a threshold at the bottom of the bulkhead stairs. The bulkhead door is not mouse proof. Bulkheads and garages are two of the most common mouse entry points. Any point where two different foundation meets, like where an addition is attached to an existing home, if also a common entry location.
The traps are set by pulling back the hammer and securing it under the straight hooked bar by placing the straight hooked bar over the hammer and under the plastic (or metal) catch. Hold the trap by the sides to avoid catching your finger in the trap. You have to raise the trigger slightly off the wood to have the bar secure in the catch. The F side of the trigger is for a firm setting, try to use the S side which is the soft setting to increase the number of juveniles you catch. Always use snap traps in pairs with the trigger against the wall.
Call or contact us to get your own, or to get support to set your traps, 617-964-4733.