2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
"Better Mousetrap" Ideas
"It makes it a lot easier, especially if you're trying to slip a trap back into a corner or under a shelf. We use rubber bands, but you could also attach them with small nails," Marley says.
Another trap idea we heard recently came from William P. McKinley, Oak Harbor, Wash. He was having trouble with rats slipping out of traps once they're caught. He solved the problem by driving small nails up through the bottom of each trap so the sharp ends extend about 3/8 in. above the top of the trap. "A couple nails stops them from wriggling out from under the spring," says McKinley.
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