Cool Stuff: A better way to zap your mouse problem

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By Teri Karush Rogers  |
November 5, 2009 - 1:24PM

It’s been about a decade since we’ve personally dealt with mice, but (don't hate us!) we’re still haunted by the hideous choice we faced back then:   Clobber the glue-trapped creatures to death with a phone book or toss them alive and squealing down the garbage shoot, where they faced a slower and arguably crueler end.

So while perusing the Brownstoner forum today, we were excited to run across ringing endorsements of the Rat (and mouse) Zapper, something we would have liked to have back then.

There are several varieties of zappers listed for sale on Amazon, but the principle is the same: Bait the trap with food, mouse (or rat) walks in, gets zapped, and then dumped by you.  No blood, no gore, no poisons, and the traps sell for around $50.

For a fuller discussion of mouse-riddance techniques, check out the Brownstoner thread.  

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Pardon me, but is that a rat in your toilet?


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Founder and publisher Teri Karush Rogers launched Brick Underground in 2009. As a freelance journalist, she had previously covered New York City real estate for The New York Times. Teri has been featured as an expert on New York City residential real estate by The New York Times, New York Daily News, amNew York, NBC Nightly News, The Real Deal, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, and NY1 News, among others. Teri earned a BA in journalism and a law degree from New York University.

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