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There’s a mouse in my house...now what?

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Marcos Rodriguez of University Hardware in New York City explains which mousetraps are most popular among customers. (Photo by Amy Tennery/CNS)

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Marcos Rodriguez of University Hardware in New York City explains which mousetraps are most popular among customers. (Photo by Amy Tennery/CNS)

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After discovering a mouse in my home, I began the fruitless search for a humane mousetrap. Industry experts are divided on the issue—some suggest live traps while others argue in favor of snap and sticky traps. Mice can pose serious health risks to the home and family, yet the traps and poison used to control them raise problems of their own. How is it that a problem affecting families across the country has no clear solution?


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