I’m putting this in IMHO because I’m looking for ideas. There probably isn’t a factual answer to this question.
In a previous thread I mentioned that a mouse, or more likely several mice, are getting into my wife’s new car and chewing through her console, presumably looking for food. After meeting with the Toyota Service Dept. they told us that they knew all about the problem and that they had a fix for it. They sell a screen that fits over a vent, which we are having installed tomorrow.
In the meantime I continue to put a few Victor snap traps in the car at night in an effort to catch them, and every once in a while I do catch one, but lately I haven’t caught any even though I know they are still around. How do I know? Because in the morning I find the traps still set, but the dab of peanut butter I put on the traps is licked clean. So the mice have learned that if they carefully lick the peanut butter they can do it without setting off the trap, which as far as I can tell is set at a hair trigger (they sometimes go off just by my setting them down on the ground).
So what am I doing wrong? Should I load them up with more peanut butter or just use a little as I have in the past. Once they have learned to avoid being caught is it still worthwhile to use snap traps? I tried adding some sticky traps too but they don’t seem to work at all. Other than selling the house are there any other suggestions?