A couple of years ago, I accidentally discovered that Tomcat mouse traps are better than d-Con mouse traps.
This weekend, I discovered that Real-Kill glue traps are even worse than d-Con traps. I tried to find a website for the Real-Kill brand so that I could link to it, but I couldn’t. The fine print on the box says that it is distributed by Realex, a division of United Industries Corp., but their website doesn’t claim Realex as a brand. Oh well.
Just so you know why I say to use the Tomcat glue traps: I’ve never had a Tomcat trap that let me down. If a mouse ever visits a Tomcat trap, he’s done.
On the other hand, a mouse can visit a Real-Kill glue trap and not even know anything was wrong:
The peanut butter in the middle of the trap is gone. I assume the mouse enjoyed eating that. And the glue trap’s only accomplishment is recording the footprints of the mouse so I can see where he sat while he ate the bait.
What good is that?
Here’s a photo of the front of the box, so you can know what to avoid:
Look how happy that mouse is, sitting on the glue trap. That’s because he knows he’ll be able to leave once the photo shoot is done.
The two key points of the product, according to the packaging:
Definitely! No harm caused to the mouse at all!
- Easy Disposal
Right again! It’s very easy to throw away an empty trap – it’s light and compact!
Once again, I wasn’t planning on writing a review of mouse traps. But I knew I had to post something when I saw mouseprints on the trap.
Note: the glob of peanut butter was missing from the other trap that same night, so I know it wasn’t just one bad trap.
For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence.