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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2011
Me and my house-mates bought some of these traps when we saw a mouse in a couple of our rooms. We baited them and set them properly and for a week nothing happened. I saw the mouse in my room today, sitting on one of my open clothes drawers staring at me. We spent two hours hunting it all over my room before catching it ourselves in a big plastic container. The mouse is now inside said container, into which I also placed one of these traps so that we wouldn't have to kill it ourselves.

Long story short, the mouse is using it as a lovely home. It has come in and out repeatedly, and it probably enjoying the peanut butter we baited it with. The trap has yet to go off. It may, hopefully, eventually work, but if you have to force the mouse into it for hours before the trap goes off then that kind of defeats the purpose of just laying them out in the open.

Way to go D-con. "Guaranteed to Kill" my ass. Should have gone for another type of trap, but alas thats all they had at Wallgreens besides really crappy looking cheap snap traps, and somehow they duped us into thinking this would work better. All this trap has done is make the mouse more comfortable.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
I've had these out for two months, and not a single mouse has stumbled into it. I actually saw a mouse sitting on top of one of the traps yesterday.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2012
I discovered a mouse under my couch last night. I ran to the store and picked up the two-pack of these traps.

I set one trap with peanut butter in the exact spot where I found him. It caught him almost exactly 24 hours later.

It is true, like someone else said--mice are so light that I couldn't tell the difference between the 'full' trap in one hand and the empty trap in the other. Shaking it slightly also did not reveal that there was a mouse inside. I figured out that the mouse was inside, but only because it wasn't killed instantly (and was making a little noise).

Still, I only needed one trap for one mouse and the problem was gone in 24 hours.

Good:

- It worked.
- Didn't have to touch the dead animal.
- No cleanup.

Bad:

- Didn't kill instantly. I feel horrible (well, this was inevitable).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 5, 2011
This product works great for me. My technique is that I place them where their droppings are which are indicators of where they are hiding. Mice leave trails, i.e. pee for them and those after them to follow these same trails. So, you can bet that during mice season... those other mice will follow the same paths and you will see droppings at the same places. So, I found that they have been behind the fridge, underneath the kitchen sink, in the pantry, and the fireplace. I'm sure they hid in other places but I'm not worried about putting traps everywhere because mice are creatures of habit; they have a routine. You put a trap in one out of all those hang out places... you'll be sure to get them. Sometimes I'd leave their droppings where they are just so that they are comfortable to return to that place again. Cheese works in mice cartoons but I find that PB works best for real mice. The downside about this product is that it is fairly expensive and only catches one mouse at a time but I love that I don't have to deal with the dead mouse thereafter. or, trying to figure out where and when the mouse will end up dead. I'm suspecting that they died of suffocation after getting in the trap. I have tried to reopen the trap to confirm that the mouse is in there... and it's a pretty long way around. This ensures me that flies and/or ants won't get to the carcass, which makes disposal fairly easy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2011
I have 6 different kinds of mousetraps set in my house right now, and the only one that has actually caught a mouse is this trap. It takes a little longer for the mice to explore it, but once they go in, that's it! The mice have stolen all the peanut butter off of the snap traps and the only thing to set them off is me!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2013
I bought 12 of these for a recurring mouse problem and did not catch a single mouse. Yet I would see the mice running near the traps and the bait was gone. What a colossal waste of money.. I have since switched over to conventional mouse traps, D-Con, and a cat.
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on June 15, 2011
I'm not sure what the problem is but I've had 3-4 of these traps in known mice areas for over a week and caught nothing. Other simple snap traps in the same area have caught mice, as well as sticky traps. The guy from the rat patrol in this area told me is they don't die right away you can bonk them on the head with a broomstick or something because their skulls are so thin its a simple way to put them out of their misery. Sadly I've had to do this a couple times with the sticky traps, but that's only because these blasted D-CON traps haven't done their job.

Not sure if its the round design or what but it just doesn't seem that the mice want to even go in these traps. I'm surprised to read some of the other reviews that they've seen mice going in and exiting these traps, perhaps that's what's happening with mine and I don't even know it but bottom line they are aren't catching mice when other traps are. I'm out 8 bucks.

UPDATE 06/17/11 Alright one finally caught a mouse tonite, but it goes from bad to worse. It caught the mouse but did not kill it. I did not know the trap had a mouse in it upon discovery, because of numerous reviews of false positives on these things going off with nothing inside. So to my shock there was a mouse caught, and he was alive and appeared not hurt because he tried to climb further insider the trap away from me and I could not get him out. I took the apparatus outside and in trying to open it snapped shut a few times, apparently eventually killing the mouse. To be sure I had to try getting him out as I didn't want him to suffer injured, and eventually from shaking he came out of the trap, dead. Very inconvenient and unnerving.

BOTTOM LINE these things are junk all the way. The one trap that finally worked didn't kill the mouse and it was an ordeal. Last time I'll buy these.
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on January 29, 2013
After discovering some mice in my house and killing one myself, I bought a couple packs of these traps. I baited them with a sharp cheese and placed two in the two locations where I know for sure the mice traffic. My mice seem to be active late at night, so I checked the traps in the morning. They killed three mice outright in the first night. I moved the single trap that was left to the location where I caught two and I got another one the next night. It can be a bit difficult to tell if you got the mouse or not. But, if you have no scruples about dead rodents, just twist the trap open an look inside. If you don't see anything, give it a shake and a foot or tail will probably become visible deep inside. Since then, I have bought another four and placed them in the same fashion. I caught one more. I think I'm making quite a dent in their population.

I believe the effectiveness of these traps is like any other in that you need to bait them with something that your mice like. You also need to place them where the mice will be (under the kitchen sink, pantry, under fridge, near furnace, etc). I place the devices gingerly and I have had no misfires. All the mice that I have found were dead, which I know is important for a lot of people. A piece of clear plastic on top might have been a good idea to confirm the kills, but I understand that D-Con was going for "sightless".

Overall, an excellent product. A bit more expensive that some other traps, but I would rather buy quality and get the job done.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2010
The concept of this trap is a good one: A spin-trap that envelopes the mouse so you don't have to see/touch the little beast after it's dead. The execution (pardon the pun) leaves something to be desired.

I've purchased more than one set of these and have never had very good luck with them. I've found that they're very touchy, are difficult to set properly, then they misfire frequently. This makes the "results indicator" difficult to trust. Mice are so light that it's difficult to feel whether or not something is in the trap. I examined one that showed "Mouse Caught" and there was no trace of a mouse. No mouse, no hair, possibly some poop, but my peanut butter was gone.

We have caught a few mice with these, but since they're more expensive and not as reliable as the old standard snap-traps, I would recommend you stick with them... If you're really squeamish about dead mice, this might be at least a starting point for getting rid of a few.

One nice thing: It's a much safer option than traditional wire snap traps when it comes to kids and pets.
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on July 30, 2011
I bought this trap on a whim because I had seen some mouse droppings in my unfinished basement. Normally I use poison, but it's a hot, humid summer and I didn't want a dead mouse crawling to the wall to die pungently. I baited with a dollop of peanut butter and put the trap near where I found the droppings. I checked a few hours later and it was snapped closed. Well, I was skeptical, so I took the trap out to the porch and reset it so I could look inside. Sure enough, the little back legs and tail of a very dead mouse were visible inside. I set the second one (comes in a box of 2) a few minutes ago to see if there were more. I see from other reviews that folks didn't have the luck that I did with this trap, but it certainly worked for me!

BONUS INFO: if, like me, you reset the trap to look inside and think there is no way to get it snapped closed again, underneath the paper where you put the bait there is a little red button. I pushed it with a pencil and SNAP, it closed up again.
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