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If you discover a mouse or rat in your apartment, you may decide to use a trap to conquer your rodent problem. Mouse traps can be effective, but with so many types of mouse traps to choose from, which one is the best choice for you?

Read about the types of mouse traps that are out there and decide for yourself.

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February 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm
(1) Natalie @ Rancho Mesa says:

This is a really hard to decision to make. I had a mouse problem about a year ago and at first I used poison and the mice kept coming back. Then I decided to use glue traps and I will never do that again. The mice would basically get tortured to death trying to free themselves from the traps. It was horrible. I recommend using a sound machine. There is a device that omits a high frequency sound that detracts the mice or rats from your house harmlessly. It is the most humane way that I have found.

September 9, 2010 at 11:44 am
(2) Marc says:

I’ve actually found that the newer kinds of traps that lock in the dead mouse work best. They kill the mouse immediately and there isn’t any nasty mess to clean up afterwards. Victor has a new trap called the kill and seal that I just recently used and it worked really well.

May 5, 2011 at 12:05 am
(3) San Diego Property Management says:

I’ve always used the sticky traps at our rentals but I like Marc’s idea. I think I’ll try that next time.

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