Setting Mouse Traps. I Can't Be The Only One They Terrify.

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Husband is away hunting. I'm home alone. I go to the basement and see a mouse sitting on my dog grooming table. I back up the stairs, and regroup. I go back to the basement and retrieve a mouse trap from the pile of them. I pick carefully as I see one is sitting there still set from last fall.

I put my peanut butter on it, than comes the hard part. I hold down the killing bar and set the trap. Now I gotta figure out how to release it and set it down without setting it off. My heart is pumping and I'm terrified. Such a silly situation. I finally get it released safely and set on the table. I'm so relieved. I feel like I just successfully armed some explosives. This isn't my thing.

This morning, dead mouse. Than I realize I gotta set more traps. :barnie

Anyone else a goof like me when setting a mouse trap, or is it just me? :rolleyes:
 

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I've trapped so many mice in this place, I feel like I'm working on a personal genocide!

There are different types of traps you can get, we use one that looks like a crocodile clip, it can go off on your finger and it doesn't hurt at all, which takes away the anxiety for setting! but it still kills the mice.

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I wish we had mice! I have the same issue with rat traps. Vicious things. You just have to pray they don't go off as you set them down.:fl
I don't have the fortitude for rat traps. :thI don't think I could survive those. :lau

My husband uses rat traps to catch starlings and sparrows in my shed. I get freaked out if he doesn't put them up high enough.
 

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Have you tried the plastic jaw type traps? Not sure if there's mouse size ones but they're much easier to set. Or electric is fantastic for ease of use.

Otherwise I admit I made hubby set the old snap traps, every time he accidentally set one off I'd jump in a panic.
You just reminded me we bought an electric one last fall but never used it. I will have to find it tomorrow, of course my second fear is electricity due to electric fences. :)

I think my husband tried the jaw ones once but he couldn't catch anything with them, but I could be wrong. Mouse Traps are usually his department.
 

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