The Best Mousetrap

The Best Mousetrap

Our pick

Tomcat Press ‘N Set Mouse Trap

Tomcat Press ‘N Set Mouse Trap

A better mousetrap

Effective, inexpensive, and easier to bait, set, and discharge than competitors, the Tomcat stands out as the proverbial “better” mousetrap.

Buying Options

$4 from Amazon
(2-pack)

With a powerful snap, mouse-grabbing teeth that remind us of the Monster Book of Monsters in Harry Potter, and a sensitive trigger, this simple, inexpensive trap did its mouse killing job just as well as more traditionally designed traps. It’s small, discreet, and so inexpensive that you can buy bagfuls at a time without hesitation, yet just as effective as bulkier gadgets that cost far more money.

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Also great

Victor Easy Set Mouse Trap

Victor Easy Set Mouse Trap

An affordable classic

This iconic trap isn’t as easy to set up and discharge as our pick, but it’s effective and inexpensive enough to buy in bulk and toss out after a catch.

Buying Options

$5 from Amazon
(4-pack)

The Victor does a fine job killing mice, but is trickier to set up than our top pick and doesn’t make it as easy to discharge a dead mouse without touching the body. That means it isn’t as easily reusable, but it’s also cheap enough to throw away along with a dead rodent—and that adds up to some savings when you need to buy a lot of them.

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Our pick

Tomcat Press ‘N Set Mouse Trap

Tomcat Press ‘N Set Mouse Trap

A better mousetrap

Effective, inexpensive, and easier to bait, set, and discharge than competitors, the Tomcat stands out as the proverbial “better” mousetrap.

Buying Options

$4 from Amazon
(2-pack)

Also great

Victor Easy Set Mouse Trap

Victor Easy Set Mouse Trap

An affordable classic

This iconic trap isn’t as easy to set up and discharge as our pick, but it’s effective and inexpensive enough to buy in bulk and toss out after a catch.

Buying Options

$5 from Amazon
(4-pack)

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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