One of the more memorable days I’ve had working here was made by a lovely 11 or 12 yr old girl who came in looking for a friendly mouse trap. She had googled live catch mouse traps and after finding us, gotten her mother to drive her nearly 100km to come and get her one so that they could take the mouse out of her room but not kill it. I believe the plan was to catch the mouse and release it in the park nearby. While this particular memory is unique the sentiments expressed by the girl are not. We have many customers who for many different reasons prefer a live catch trap for rodents. Some live in rural areas and wish to check for native rodents (and remove them) before disposing of the vermin, others don’t wish to kill any thing they have caught. For those of you wondering how to tell the natives from the vermin here is a very interesting article on how to tell which rodent is which – from The Australian Museum… http://australianmuseum.net.au/Which-is-a-Black-Rat/
So if you are after a live catch trap (for any reason!) what choices do you have??
Well if you definitely do not want to injury the critter in anyway your best bets are craypot trap – made in both rat and mouse sizes or the mouse tip trap. Since these traps don’t have any moving parts there is much less risk in any injury occurring.
Other choices include the ‘see-saw’ multi-catch mouse traps with either one or two entrances. See my post on these traps: www.wapoultryequipment.net.au/blog/mouse-traps-see-saw/