Posted by John Fasoldt on 9:35:28 1/27/2012 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: At a loss as to next step? posted by Yank on 18:17:42 1/26/2012 from 184.108.40.206:
Ok, try this: Disguise BOTH traps, cover them with a plastic (black) garbage bag, secure it to the trap so it won't blow away and both ends open and inch or two. Just enough so he can stick his nose in there. Use some duct tape or something, to secure the bag. Leave the traps out, UNBAITED and disabled. But swab some vanilla flavoring on the treadle, or something else you haven't used before. Remember to disable the trap.
Leave it for a few days. Then, when you see that they have gone in for a look, you can set it up again, activated! The ol' 'bait and switch' routine... Works every time. PATIENCE...
If you can hide the trap you can put it anywhere. A customer took two plastic milk crates (large) cut out the ends, glued them together and he uses that to cover his traps.
Outsmart the little suckers!
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