Best Rodent Traps

Last update December 30, 2016
If you've got a mouse problem in your place, the best way to control the situation is to set rodent traps. Catch or kill different pests like mice, rats, chipmunks, voles and nuisance animals. This review will help you choose the best trap available on sale and make your life easier. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Catch
Material
Construction
Entry doors
Is Kill Visible
Type of Trap
Area of Use
Mice caught
 
PROS
A universal rodent trap with an option to control the number of mice, squirrels or chipmunks caught from all directions.
CONS
Not always convenient to bait.
OUR VERDICT
A multipurpose trap that catches mice but doesn't kill them.
detailed parameters
Catch
Mice, voles, chipmunks, rats, squirrels
Material
Stainless steel wire mesh and metal fittings
Construction
Semi-closed
Entry doors
2
Is Kill Visible
Yes
Type of Trap
Humane Live Trap
Area of Use
Indoors/Outdoors
Mice caught
2
PROS
The construction can catch a big amount of mice at a time and keep all the caught inside thanks to robust design.
CONS
There's only one entrance into the mouse trap.
OUR VERDICT
The best choice for those who want to catch a large number of mice simultaneously.
detailed parameters
Catch
Mice, voles, small animals
Material
Metal
Construction
Closed
Entry doors
1
Is Kill Visible
No
Type of Trap
Humane Live Trap
Area of Use
Indoors/Outdoors
Mice caught
up to 30
PROS
Easy to install and to clean, effective and highly sensitive.
CONS
The remains of the killed are revealed inside the rat trap due to the open construction.
OUR VERDICT
A good mouse trap to use indoors. It has an option of cleaning and recycling.
detailed parameters
Catch
Mice, rats
Material
Durable polystyrene and steel construction
Construction
Open
Entry doors
No
Is Kill Visible
Yes
Type of Trap
Kill Trap
Area of Use
Indoors
Mice caught
1
PROS
Owing to the tunnel-shaped construction, the smell of the bait is evenly spread and revealed through the openings to attract the mice.
CONS
Catches only small mice.
OUR VERDICT
A convenient mouse trap, ideal for catching mice along the walls and baseboards.
detailed parameters
Catch
Mice, small rats
Material
Durable plastic
Construction
Closed
Entry doors
1
Is Kill Visible
No
Type of Trap
Kill Trap
Area of Use
Indoors/Outdoors
Mice caught
1
PROS
Affordable and a reliable shock mechanism - none of the rodents is going to escape.
CONS
A wooden construction absorbs mice smell and keeps the remains of the killed.
OUR VERDICT
The most popular and easy-to-use mousetrap on the market. A trap that's been already used for more than hundred years.
detailed parameters
Catch
Mice
Material
Wooden
Construction
Open
Entry doors
No
Is Kill Visible
Yes
Type of Trap
Kill Trap
Area of Use
Indoors
Mice caught
1

What Is It

Wild animals can be cute, but not when they swarm in your home. You will be upset by the fact that there are traces of the mouse in your closets and cabinets, various characteristic lumps or even nests. If at the cottage or at home you have spotted mice or other rodents, you can solve this problem in different ways. You can get a cat, set a humane trap and let a pest out or use a standard trap. Certainly, the most effective method is to set a mouse trap. Now there are many different constructions available to choose from. In our review, we will consider the main criteria how to choose the traps for catching these pests.

Even our pets can become pests sometimes, when scratching expensive furniture. The best way not to lose trust of your cat and maintain friendly relationship is to get one of the best Scratching Posts and avoid a lot of problems in the future.

What To Look For

When choosing this device, you should decide on the Type of the trap. Not all traps can cope with various kinds of rodents. A conventional mousetrap is designed only for catching mice. But there are also some other traps used to catch different pests like chipmunks, shrews, voles and nuisance animals of similar size. The good trap can be used both indoors and outdoors. More humane traps allow people to catch a mouse without actually killing it, and then let it go. 

The next thing you should pay attention to is Particular Design and Safety of the trap. This is where we'd like to describe peculiarities of different materials and existing constructions. Most traps are made of either durable polystyrene or stainless steel. These materials can be reused and they resist stains and smells well so that the trap is more sterile. The construction can be open and closed. If you're a soft kind person who doesn't want to see the remains of the killed, you should definitely choose the closed trap. It might be more expensive than the open construction, but it won't cause disgust for sure. Safety of the construction is predetermined by its installation and the removal of the remains. Look for a trap with handles. It will be easier to move it from one place to another without any contact to the rodent at all. 

Further, we will consider Efficiency. You don't want to buy a trap that a rodent will be able to escape from. It also shouldn't fall apart after several times of use. Most traps produced today have got multiple entrances so that it's possible to catch the whole rat-flock within a short time. You get to choose what is going to work for you and your household best. 

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Review of Havahart Humane Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap

Havahart Humane Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap

Havahart Humane Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap

Type

Havahart 1020 Live Animal is ideal for catching mice, shrews and similar size animals which get you down. This trap can be used not only in the house, but also in the gardens and big yards where most of the pests disguise themselves. Among all traps on our shortlist, this one is definitely the most humane.

Particular Design and Safety

As regards the construction of Havahart 1020 Live Animal trap, it's solid, strong and efficient. Made of high quality corrosion-resistant metal, it's going to last for many years and catch all pests for you. The trap has got a convenient handle so it's easy to carry it around and set whenever the need be. Havahart 1020 Live Animal trap can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Efficiency

The holes in the trap are just the right size to not let the rodents steal the bait and escape. Once a mouse has got into the trap, the gravitational door is closed the very same moment. A sensor trigger is responsible for fast and secure grip. This particular trap is quite universal for that matter. It effectively catches mice, rats and many other unwanted pests.


Havahart Humane Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap
Havahart Humane Live Animal Two-Door Mouse Trap
 
Review of Victor TIN CAT Humane Live Mouse Trap M310S

Victor TIN CAT Humane Live Mouse Trap M310S

Victor TIN CAT Humane Live Mouse Trap M310S

Type

This trap is an excellent option to use at home, however when necessary it can be set outdoors. Victor TIN CAT mouse trap will catch the mice and rats without actually injuring them. If you are that kind of person who doesn't like the sight of the killed and doesn't really want to kill the animal at all, this trap will surely be a great choice for you. The caught may be released any moment!

Particular Design and Safety

This is a closed mouse trap, made of high-quality metal. It's very stable and durable. Once the construction shuts the caught, it doesn't let it to escape unless you decide to do so. You wouldn't need to see the rodents too. Those people who are afraid of mice will definitely do justice to the design of the construction. This trap is also very safe. Upon using Victor TIN CAT mouse trap, you won't worry about the safety of your children and pets. None is going to be injured at all.

Efficiency

If you want to set up one trap and catch the whole flock of the mice, Victor TIN CAT is what you need. Set the trap in a place and let it do the business. No need to clean the inserts after each capture. No need to open up the construction several times a day. The trap is capable of holding up to 30 mice at a time. If you've got a real problem with mice in your place, there's hardly any better choice to look for.


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Victor TIN CAT Humane Live Mouse Trap M310S
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Review of Kness Snap-E Mouse Trap

Kness Snap-E Mouse Trap

Kness Snap-E Mouse Trap

Type

Knees Snape mouse trap is a good model for catching rodents. It is great for catching both mice and small rats. We recommend this model for people who prefer not to touch the remains of the killed. It is not a humane trap, so if you're disgusted at the sight of a dead animal, you should better purchase another model.

Particular Design and Safety

The design of Snape mouse trap is similar to the previous model. It has almost the same type of shock system with the only difference that a construction itself is made of the polystyrene. Comparing to wooden rodent traps, it better resists stains, doesn't absorb the smells, it's easy to clean and wash. The construction is also comparatively safe. When removing the remains of the caught, you wouldn't need to touch anything by hands.

Efficiency

This mouse trap is proved to be quite efficient. A very long distance to the shock paddle makes it possible to catch a pest literally from any side. Whenever it steps on the construction, it's got no way to run away. If you look for a trap that would catch a mouse instantly, you should choose Kness Snap-E Mouse Trap. The downside of the trap is that it's not made in a very humane way.


Kness Snap-E Mouse Trap
Kness Snap-E Mouse Trap
 
Review of Victor M162S Clean Kill Mouse Trap

Victor M162S Clean Kill Mouse Trap

Victor M162S Clean Kill Mouse Trap

Type

Victor M162S mouse trap has an original design, perfect for catching and rapid killing of the mice. It can be used indoors as well as outdoors. The design of the construction allows people to set it along the walls and baseboards so that you can catch the rodents in different places and corners with ease.

Particular Design and Safety

This trap is made of durable plastic. It has a comfortable closed tunnel shape, allowing to set it in tight places. Owing to the closed construction, you wouldn't need to see the killed animal and touch it by hand. After the capture, throw away the remains and set the trap once again. It's a perfect trap to install behind stoves, fridges, etc.

Efficiency

As to efficiency, this trap is hard to beat. Thanks to its tunnel-shaped design, it deals with the rodents very well. You can actually buy two traps and set them back to back to catch more than one mouse at a time and let it get there from different directions. It's also impossible to steal the bait from the trap. Placed at the end of the tube, it attracts the rat and instantly triggers the door when an animal is in.


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Victor M162S Clean Kill Mouse Trap
Victor M162S Clean Kill Mouse Trap
 
Review of Victor Mouse Traps

Victor Mouse Traps

Victor Mouse Traps

Type

This is a traditional trap on the market, used from time immemorial in all the corners of the world. It's perfect for use at home as well as in any other premises. The minor issue of the trap is its quite brutal construction. You will see the dead animal that may turn you disgust. If you are a humane and kind-hearted person, you may find it heartless to not have an option to free the caught after the capture.

Particular Design and Safety

The trap looks very simple, but at the same time, it has a reliable open structure made of a wooden platform with metal shock system. Undoubtedly, you should buy this model because this type of construction is used for decades and is well-proven. But you may want to know that this trap works well for both pests and home pets. It's not particularly safe and thus, you'd better keep an eye on it.

Efficiency

Victor Mouse trap is reliable and convenient enough. Despite its low price, this trap is quite effective. Due to good sensitivity, it instantly triggers when a mouse steps on a thing, and doesn't leave it any chance to escape. On installation of this trap, you'll be able to exterminate all the mice around your house and live stress-free in a clear place.


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