A Humorous Look at Searching for a Better Mousetrap

Mice Love Leftovers!

If you have mice or rats in your home, garage or basement, you must CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN, and then clean some more. Rodents love food, and what family that has children doesn't have a few crackers under the bed, chips in the furniture, and lots of cheese scattered about. They love big families - the bigger the better because the bigger they are, the harder it is to clean up behind them.

What we need is a better mousetrap, so I went searching for one!

I see nothing cute about these creatures.
I see nothing cute about these creatures.
They are nasty and carry diseases.  You must get rid of them!
They are nasty and carry diseases. You must get rid of them!

My Process of Elimination

  • Rats and mice are very territorial, so even if you rid your house of the ones that are currently there, when they are gone, new families just move in to take their place. And, they breed fast. In my own lame attempt several years ago to rid my home of mice, I opted for glue strips, which caught me a lot of mouse hairs and rat feet (they literally chew their feet off to escape). In my humble opinion, glue strips are just plain crappy. But in order to find a better mousetrap, we pretty much need to try them all in a "process of elimination." Glue strips were the first to be eliminated by me.
  • Then there's poison. Poison seemed like a fool-proof way to deal with these nasty rodents and their droppings, but unfortunately, the ones that do die, die very slowly, so you can smell their rotting little corpses under your cabinets, behind your walls, under your refrigerator.
    Poison was the next to be eliminated by me, but I was determined to get rid of these disease-spreading, nest-building, poop-dropping rats!
  • What next, you may ask? For me, it was the Mini T-Rex Mouse Snap trap killer, which worked fine, and killed them instantly. However, because touching dead rats makes me want to do some projectile vomiting, plus the fact that the traps are over $5 each (and to reuse them, you would have to touch the dead rat), I eliminated this trap as well.
  • Next came the Multiple-Catch Mouse Master traps. I was able to catch lots of mice with this trap, but I don't like looking at ONE, so why would I buy something that, when I open it, is going to contain the rotting bodies of several rodents? One more trap eliminated.

Finally, a mouse trap that worked!

Why couldn't they come up with something like this sooner?
Why couldn't they come up with something like this sooner?

Who Knew?

As a last resort, I tried this new thing called a Victor snap trap. It was very inexpensive, so I was able to buy several of them, and when a mouse is caught (and killed immediately), all I had to do was drop the whole thing - mouse and trap - in the garbage. I don't understand what took inventors so long to come up with this great mouse trap!!!

Man, some people are just dense.

Tips

* Buy lots of traps...kill lots of rats.

* Your finger will most likely be the first thing you catch in the Victor trap, but after that, a lot of MICE!

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ornariRot 3 years ago

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Casey White 5 years ago from United States Author

jadedfenix - You'd better get a LOT of mouse traps!


jadedfenix 5 years ago

what about ants? Pate is one of those kids that hoardes food (the crackers, chips, and cheese crumbs you were talking about)i couldnt figure out why or where the ants were coming from around his desk/bed. the husband lifted the bed up and voila, hoardes of crumbs under the bed and lots of ants. needless to say he is no longer allowed food in his room.


jadedfenix 5 years ago

what about ants? Pate is one of those kids that hoardes food (the crackers, chips, and cheese crumbs you were talking about)i couldnt figure out why or where the ants were coming from around his desk/bed. the husband lifted the bed up and voila, hoardes of crumbs under the bed and lots of ants. needless to say he is no longer allowed food in his room.


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quicksand 5 years ago

Get a cat! They don't rust and they'e good looking too! You don't need to throw them away after each and every "arrest!"


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Bail Up ! 5 years ago

Mice and rats also hate mint. Mint oil dabbed on cotton balls around the house, in the attic, garage or wherever they congregate in your home keeps them away.

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