How to Set One of the Wooden Mouse Traps

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Mice can be cute if you are keeping them as pets. If, however, you discover that mice are entering your home without permission, you will want to get rid of them. Wooden traps are not expensive, and can be set up in a matter of seconds.

Things You'll Need

  • Bait
  • Place the wooden mouse trap flat on a table or countertop.

  • Add the bait. You can use cheese, or peanut butter as the bait.

  • Pull the metal lever over to the opposite side and hold it in place.

  • Slide the locking bar up and over the metal lever and into its place. There is only one slot for the tip of the locking bar to slide into. It is near the square that is holding the bait. Make sure you do not let go of the metal lever until after the locking bar is in place.

  • Place the wooden mouse trap anywhere you have seen mice. Be careful to carry it to its final destination by only holding on to the bottom and sides of the mouse trap. Otherwise, you may accidentally set it off.

Tips & Warnings

  • Set the trap in the spot you plan to leave it. This will save you from having to transport it.
  • Do not set the trap and leave it anywhere small children or pets could get a hold of it. They could be injured if they accidentally set the trap off.
  • If you set the mouse trap and then add the bait, you will trip the trap and it will come down on your fingers.

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