When faced with a mouse problem, you want a trap that will work. By work, I mean it will close when a mouse comes on it. This trap, by Tomcat, is not it.
To my animal loving friends, apologies that the little mouse that was stealing food had to die… but that’s the way it is. Be glad you’re human, have a larger brain, and opposable thumbs.
To the rest of you who want to know my thoughts on these traps. Never buy a Tomcat. What a waste. In a controlled study with four traps and four mice, these traps were properly set and baited with chunky peanut butter on five occasions. Four traps times five occasions is twenty opportunities to catch a mouse. Twenty times, a mouse came up to the trap and ate all the peanut butter without being caught.
Enter the better mousetrap from Ortho. Not only does the swing arm have some very intimidating teeth, the bait is more recessed on a much more sensitive trigger arm. There was no way a mouse was going to eat the peanut butter off of this thing and walk away, and with one trap, I caught a mouse on the first try.
I am officially a big fan of the Ortho product, and highly endorse it.
Tomcat’s trap, on the other hand, is a waste of your money.