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Cheese-Cloth Top on Mouse Trap Ensures Victory

It seemed that oftentimes mice were carrying off my bait without tripping the trap. So I came up with a way to keep that from happening. When I set a bait tray using peanut butter, I wrap a small piece of cheesecloth around it, pressing slightly so the peanut butter can be smelled and tasted through the fabric. The mouse will tug on the cheesecloth to move it out of the way so it can eat more, and this creates enough motion to snap the trap. No more stolen bait!       

Kathie Kania from Erie, Pennsylvania  

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