Vermin Traps

I had absolutely no idea when I went online looking for some cheap mouse traps what I would find.

I have been bothered by the odd mouse for a while now, it started with a scratching in my attic and then progressed to the wee beasts nipping across the floor when I was getting the kids milk at some ungodly hour in the morning. Anyway, I set about them with a shock and awe approach with a couple of plastic traps bought from B&Q. They did the job however I could not help but notice  that one managed to drag itself into the middle of the kitchen from the edge before snuffing it.

So I went looking for some more traps.

Bush Wear have a huge selection, they have traps for stuff I did not even think were a problem like mmole traps & squirrel traps

Obviously I lead a sheltered life  living in my wee urban environment where only a small selection of folk decide to go hunting.

Seeing as how a few months ago I did not know I would need a mouse trap I wonder if I move out the city I will ever be needing some of these bad boys!

Any of you guys have experience of using these types of traps?


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  1. John Short · December 6, 2012

    That is a pipe trap manly used for catching tree rats, they are very good!!!

  2. Alistair · December 6, 2012

    I thought trapping them was a bit like trying to trap the wind?

  3. Peter · December 6, 2012

    Squirrels can be an absolute nightmare once they gain access to your loft and believe me it`s not as hard for them as you think. The smallest of holes in the soffit/facia boards and they`re in, then be prepared for countless sleepless nights as they party the night away. lol

  4. John Short · December 6, 2012

    Na, it’s easy when you know how, they do a lot of damage to our trees and song birds, They are good for fly tying.

  5. Alistair · December 6, 2012

    Damn right they are good for fly tying – the fur is great for nymphs!

  6. Ken Joslin · December 6, 2012

    I’ve been a fan of your site for some time now Alistair and have just posted up my own site, the urban fieldsportsman, following my fishing, hunting and rural antics from a townie’s point of view. Living in Bucks at the time, we once had Glis Glis (edible door mice) in our loft. Thinking we had mice up there, I set a spring trap with peanut butter as bait. The trap was sprung, but caught only it’s tail, which made things worse for us sleeping underneath, with it clumping around at night dragging the trap behind. When we moved house and emptied the loft, I found the trap, complete with a little furry tale, but no Glis Glis.

  7. Alistair · December 6, 2012

    Love the story and think your site will do well! Your seem to have served an interesting apprenticeship !