Why mice aren't falling for the trap no more?
It worked like a charm; a sticky cardboard that unfolds in half was what i used to catch mice ( optional bait added).
Now i see them running around but they avoid the baited trap. I do not touch the trap or bait with my bare hands so as not to transfer my scent.
Any ideas why they learned to avoid the traps ?
- Anonymous2 months agoFavorite Answer
They learn. I think it's more than a left behind scent of distressed mouse because otherwise just moving the trap to a new location would work. I have to change the type of trap I use avery few weeks on rotation during the part of the year they come inside. The first few days of a new style of trap they work the best.
- 2 months ago
Get a cat.
Quit shooting the feral cats outside. Having 2 or 3 feral cats hanging around means the mice will not live long enough to get to your house.
- yLv 72 months ago
They learn, quickly too, change up baits and or trapping methods.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
gee ... mice learn. who'd a thunk it. change to a different type of trap
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- BarryLv 52 months ago
Mice are intelligent and they recognise danger. Use a humane poison or an electric zapper. Much more effective.
- JohnLv 62 months ago
Mice can't resist peanutbutter and rat poison smells and tastes like peanutbutter. Tractor Supply sells real rat poison.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Mice are very smart animals. Darwin's theory (adapt or die) is just working.