When my TT is in outside storage I always keep two conventional spring style mouse traps loaded, one located in the open area of the TT and the other inside a floor cabinet under my HWH. I normally check in on my TT once a week.
Well, earlier this week the trap in the cabinet was less the the dab of peanut butter, but wasn't sprung. So I added some fresh peanut butter to the trap, and placed the other trap inside the cabinet as well. The next day the peanut butter was gone and now "both" traps weren't even sprung!
Ok, I have one smart mouse here. So I pulled the traps out of the cabinet and left them in the open area of the TT, then placed two "sticky traps" with a dab of peanut butter in the center of each inside the cabinet on the floor.
Checked in on the "sticky" traps the next day and found the following.....: Found one sticky trap had the peanut butter eaten, but not without a struggle because there was a small patch of fur left behind............. Now, where the heck did the second "sticky" trap go? Retrieving my flashlight it took me a couple of minutes searching through the inter-connecting floor cabinets before I found the second "sticky" trap wedged between two wood panels, the peanut butter eaten, but this sticky had a larger patch of fur left behind suggesting a tough battle took place. This tough mouse made his escape again
Yesterday I placed one new fresh sticky trap surrounded by "six" brand new spring loaded mouse traps inside the cabinet!
Outcome to follow.................