This mouse trap has been working incredibly well for us. Over the years, my husband and I have experimented with all kinds of traps, but nothing has been as effective as this trap. We've only been using it 4 days and have already caught 6 mice with it. It's even caught 2 mice at a time for us! It's much easier to set than traditional traps. You just put a tiny dab of peanut butter in a spot marked on the underside of the trap and make sure the levers are pushed down. With traditional traps, I'm always afraid they'll accidentally go off while I'm setting them and smash my fingers, which makes me HATE using them! With this trap, I think you'd have to actually stick your finger inside one of the openings (where the mice enter) in order to get your finger caught. The design makes it easy to set without worry of getting hurt.
This trap is also easy to reuse. I tend to throw away traditional traps along with the caught mice rather than mess with getting the mice out of them. We've found that we can shake the Tri-Kill trap a time or so over a trash can or sack and the mouse will fall right out. Have never had to come close to touching a mouse. Then we just set the trap back down, push the lever down, and it's ready to go again! We've never even had to replace the original tiny dab of peanut butter because it's underneath where the mice can't get to it. The smell of the peanut butter draws them to enter one of the openings and they are immediately caught by the trap's spring. My husband is impressed with how well the mice are caught; by the looks of things, it gets them instantly (hopefully no suffering), and so far it's caught all of ours around their middles, so no chance of escape. We've experienced all kinds of inhumane captures with traditional traps: legs caught (and sometimes chewed off by the mouse so it could free itself), noses caught, tails caught and traps dragged away, etc. I don't want mice in my house, but I also don't want the pitiful creatures to suffer in the process of eradicating them!
I also love that this trap has the capability of catching up to 3 mice at a time. I'd like to see a traditional style trap do that! When one mouse is caught, the other two openings are still set and ready for business, so if another mouse comes along and decides to check out the trap, it can catch him, too, plus a third mouse if another one comes along!
I am going to pick up a second Tri-Kill trap on my way home tonight so that I can put it in the attic. I have a traditional trap up there, and when I checked it this morning, the bait was gone but the trap wasn't tripped. Time to replace it with a Tri-Kill!
The only critique I have about this product is that there were no instructions for how to release the dead mice from the trap. We weren't sure exactly what to do, but it didn't take long to figure out that all you have to do is hold the trap so that the opening with the mouse in it is pointing downwards and shake it up and down once or twice and the mouse falls out. We do this over a trash can so the mouse drops right in. The dead mice tend to be in a curled position from the trap bar squeezing them across their midsection, but we have not had any issues getting them to fall out of the trap. We have found emptying and resetting to be extremely quick and easy. We are fans!!!