Don’t worry, that rat is not real… It’s the only rat that seems to be left these days though. I have to admit I thought our “rat trap off” would be a much longer process. It looks like our unwanted fury friends are not hanging out in our yard anymore. Hurray! Time to call our “wanted friends” to come over and sip Sangria with us under the pergola…
Final results: $2 spring back mousetrap verses the $40 electronic Victor rat trap
$2 spring back mousetrap caught a total of 8 rats
$40 electronic Victor Rat trap caught a total of 5 rats
If you conclude the winner is the one who caught the most then the spring back mousetrap won catching a total of 8 rats in 8 nights. The electronic Victor trap caught a total of 5 rats in 8 nights.
However there is a big difference in how each device works. My conclusion is the electronic Victor trap won because of it’s ease of use while being effective. Let’s be real here, most woman (maybe some men too) don’t want to see or touch the dead rat. The $2 spring back trap is pretty archaic. You have to hope not to snap yourself while setting. Worse than that though is disposing of the dead rat. Where the $40 electronic Victor trap is very easy to set. (just add batteries and peanut butter) Once you have a dead rat, your contact visually or physically when disposing of it is extremely minimal.
“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle
So you see the rat/mouse in the above photo? Well, I bought it to play a joke on my husband. I carefully placed it partially sticking out from under his dresser next to the bed. It looked so real! I know, that sounds so mean huh? It turns out when he discovered it when I wasnt’ home. (Rats!!) I made him confess if he fell for it or not. He said he thought it was real enough looking that he got a wire hanger and poked at it. (I’m laughing so hard just typing this!) I guess no girlish screams came from him, but poking it with a hanger is satisfying enough for me. I’ll take it!! “giggle, giggle!”