Procter Pest-Stop Little Nipper mouse traps have a distinctive design which has remained largely unchanged since 1897, when they were first made by Procter Bros Ltd. The Little Nipper–the original wooden-platform rodent trap–is designed so that a mouse has to step on to the treadle to reach the bait. The treadle releases the wire at the slightest movement, ensuring that the trap has an exceptionally high strike rate. This treadle design, combined with a strong spring, guarantees a quick and humane kill and makes the Little Nipper highly effective against furry rodents.
Procter Pest-Stop Little Nipper mice traps should be set at right angles to the wall, with the treadle closest to the wall, because mice tend to run along the walls of rooms. In order to increase the strike rate, it is best to place un-baited traps in this position for a while before baiting them so that mice become accustomed to the traps. Experience suggests that the most effective baits are peanut butter, chocolate or raisins. All that you need to do when you catch a mouse is hold the Little Nipper mouse trap over a bin, lift the wire square, let the dead mouse fall into the bin and then re-bait and reset the trap. Keep the traps out of reach of pets and children by placing them behind furniture.Procter Pest-stop Little Nipper mousetraps were first made by Procter Bros Ltd. in 1897 and the distinctive design has remained largely unchanged ever since. The unique treadle design of this, the original wooden platform mousetrap, makes it probably the most effective mousetrap available. The mouse has to step on the wooden treadle to reach the bait placed there so that even the slightest movement will set off the trap, ensuring an exceptionally high strike rate.
Experience suggests that the most effective mousetrap baits are peanut butter, chocolate or raisins. As mice tend to run alongside the walls of rooms, the traps should be set at right angles to the wall with the treadle closest to the wall. Placing un-baited traps in this position for a while can allow mice to become accustomed to them and so when the trap is baited and set, the strike rate becomes even higher.
Placing the trap behind furniture keeps them out of reach of pets or children. When a mouse is caught simply hold the trap over a bin, lift the wire square and the dead mouse will fall out. Then re-bait and reset the trap and, of course, wash your hands.