Friday, April 04, 2008

Havahart Two Door Mouse Trap

In Pesky Bushy Tailed Woodrats I told you how we used a Havahart live trap to capture two woodrats who were eating my garden produce. Havahart has a wide variety of traps to humanely capture animals for later release. For our mouse needs, we chose the Two Door Mouse Trap at the Powell River Rainbow Valley Farm and Pet Supplies. Since we hate to kill animals, it was the right choice for us.

With the onset of spring, the mouse population is increasing. My title is a little misleading. We haven't had any mice inside our float cabin, but we don't want to wait until it becomes a problem. Each night we set a trap on the deck, and in the morning have been "rewarded" with a little deer mouse ready for relocation. Hopefully it isn't the same mouse coming back for more peanut butter.

What we can't figure out is how the mice survive on the float. There are no identifiable food sources. We wonder if maybe they live on the float and cross to shore at night to eat. But when we leave for extended periods, we pull in our gangplank. I guess there is only so much we can do to rid ourselves of mice without worrying too much about their wellbeing.

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