We have some mice this fall. Other times, we've been able to trap
them without any problem. This year, though, they're eating the bait
off the traps without tripping them.
We tried a 'balance' trap (a live trap, where the weight of the mouse
tips the trap, which causes the door to fall shut). We got one mouse
with that; it was smaller than others we've caught (possibly a
different species?), but otherwise unremarkable. In general, though,
they seem to be able to take the bait from these traps too, without
We've also tried glue traps. Either they're not going in these, or
they're not getting stuck. Tonight, I'm going to add bait to the glue
trap, so we'll at least know if they're going in there.
We don't want to use poison, because we have a couple of (fairly) lazy
Suggestions would be appreciated.