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Buy and Set Lots of Mouse Traps
Anywhere you see mouse droppings is a primo place to set mouse traps. And the more traps you set, the more mice you'll catch—period. So don't think you'll place a few traps around the house and take care of your mouse problem. Begin your mouse safari by concentrating on the worst room—the kitchen—and set six traps or so. You can use ordinary Victor traps. Before going to bed every night (they only come out at night), the best way to catch a mouse is to bait and set at least six traps.
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Peanut Butter is the Best Bait
Many baits work well, but we recommend good, old peanut butter. (By the way, cheese is one of the least effective baits.) Here's a tip. Mark the top of the peanut butter bait jar and let your family know what it's for. Think about it: You're baiting the mouse traps with peanut butter and then in the morning you might be spreading your toast with contaminated peanut butter. Use plastic knives and throw them away when you're through rebaiting and resetting mouse traps. Better yet, keep the bait jar out of the kitchen altogether.
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