If you live in the country it’s gonna happen… a mouse (or two, or three) will eventually find itself scavenging through your home. When we lived in the trailer they were impossible to keep out! And even now that we are in our new home we have been visited by several mice.
We’ve tried everything to get rid of them: poison, sticky pads, snap traps, those dumb plug in devices that are supposed to keep mice away, even keeping cats around… none of them worked.
Then finally we found these things called Mice Cubes. It’s a little plastic box that has a door which opens inward, but won’t open back out. So the little mouse can easily slip into the trap, and will be absolutely stuck.
I LOVE these things!
See, when we used rat poison, the mice would die in the vents, in the walls, or even in the middle of the floor (yeah, I almost stepped on a dead one barefooted one night!).
Then they would start to stink and we couldn’t get to them to remove the smell. That was horrible.
Snap traps didn’t always work. Sometimes the little boogers managed to lick the peanut butter right off the trap without even setting it off, leaving behind nice little “presents” for me as a thank you gift.
And when the occasional mouse did get caught, it was just nasty. Not to mention how much it scared me to try to set the trap without catching a finger in it!
The sticky pads didn’t always keep it’s catch. Too many times I’d find mouse hair and poop stuck all over a sticky pad where one evidently was caught, but somehow managed to struggle enough to free itself.
But these mouse cubes are impossible to escape from. Just put a little piece of peanut butter cracker in the far end, and dare the little rascals to try it. It never fails.
I noticed evidence of a mouse in our pantry the other night, so I immediately went out to buy some cube traps. I set two of them out that night.
The next morning I went to see if I’d caught anything, and sure enough both traps had a mouse in them. Now I’m wondering exactly how many mice are in our house?
The good thing about these traps is that they are reusable. So, I’ll be setting them out again tonight to see if I can catch anymore.
There is one downside to these cubes. You are left with a live mouse, and the question of what to do with it!
My kids enjoy watching them inside their little plastic cages. Of course, Jada wants to keep them as pets.
Everyone always teases me because I can’t bring myself to kill the cute, fuzzy little pests. We always take them to some neighboring corn field and let them go.
That part I’ll leave up to you. But, if you have a problem with mice, let me tell you, this is what you need to get! I get mine at Walmart for super cheap. Totally worth it!
So, what about you? Do you have a rodent problem, or a solution to share with us? I’d love to hear how you are handling these pesky invaders!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.