A lightweight mouth mousetrap consists of a set of plastic jaws operated by a coiled spring. The triggering mechanism is inside the jaws, where the bait is placed. The trigger snaps the jaws shut, killing the rodent. These traps are not as powerful as other snap trap types but more importantly, these traps are a lot safer than other lethal traps. They are armed a lot safer and by pressing down with your foot so accidents are less likely.
This recent type of mousetrap distributes a lethal dose of electricity when the rodent completes a circuit by making contact with two electrodes located either at the entrance or between the entrance and the bait. The electrodes are contained in an insulated or plastic box to avoid unintentional injury to humans and pets. They can be purchased for single-catch domestic use or large multiple-catch commercial use.
BAIT TIP: The trick with this type of mouse trap is to bait it correctly. The trigger isn’t quite as sensitive as in some other models, so if you have very small mice, sometimes they steal the bait without getting caught.