Poison grants an even bigger problem as it can take a few days
for the mouse to die. The mouse is also likely to die somewhere
you cannot find or access it. Your house will then fill with the
smell of dead mouse.
The following are some useful ways to catch mice without harming
them giving the advantage of having none of the above negative
Set out some bait for the mouse in a slightly open area while
wanting the mouse to feel the area is still somewhat secure and
wait. Peanut butter works very well and a lot better than the
Hold a large towel and stand or sit silently close by. Try not
to make any noise and move as little as possible. If the mouse
is in the vicinity it will slowly come out to check things are
safe. Wait until the mouse is out in the open and near the food
before you act. Once the mouse is by the food with plenty of
space around it, throw the open towel over the mouse.
This should trap the mouse in the towel. Wrap the towel up
carefully so you do not drop it. Take the towel containing the
mouse outside and away from your home as far as you can and
gently shake out the towel close to the ground. The mouse will
fall out and be freed.
This gives you the freedom to go about your life while hopefully
catching a mouse. You can either use a deep bowl or box or you
can use a deep sink.
If using your sink you'll want to plug up the drain. Place some
peanut butter in the bottom of the sink and forget about it. The
mouse will hopefully be attracted to the bait, full into the
sink to get to the peanut butter and will hopefully be unable to
get back out.
For the box or bowl option, you need to place it somewhere that
the mouse can easily get to. It may be a good idea to place the
bowel or box at the bottom of some stairs so that the mouse can
get to it and hopefully full inside. Place peanut butter in the
bowl or box. The mouse will hopefully find the peanut butter,
full in the box and become trapped. Make sure the box or bowl is
deep enough so that the mouse doesn't get out.
The mouse will be stuck inside the box, bowel or sink without
being harmed until you come home and take the mouse outside and
A mouse can be annoying where mice can be a bigger problem!
Getting rid of mice can be done in many ways such as the use of
traps that kill or catch and poisons. Controlling mice in and
around your home must be taken seriously as they can introduce
illnesses to your family as well as transfer fleas to pets.