On occasion, an industrious mouse will find his way into our cabin. Wayne and I hate to kill anything, but when a mouse moves into our living space, we have to do something. Before we knew better, we used poison and kill traps. Then we discovered there are live traps even for mice.
The first trap we purchased was pretty expensive. It was made by Havahart and was designed to capture one mouse at a time. It has been a successful model for us, especially when it's baited with chunky peanut butter.
Then I discovered there are less expensive live traps for mice, including models that can trap more than one mouse at a time. So, last Christmas Wayne got a Victor trap in his stocking (is that better or worse than a lump of coal?). It's made of plastic and easy to use and clean. A little bit of peanut butter and the mice check in, but they don't check out -- at least not until you take them to their new home. -- Margy