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Can you set mouse traps in a house that has pets?

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It is possible to set mouse traps in a house with pets, but the risk of primary or secondary poisoning or exposure should be considered. Mouse traps that use poison bait are particularly dangerous because pets might consume the bait itself or consume a poisoned rodent, leading to illness or even death.

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Glue, snapping and poison mouse traps are the most dangerous to use in a house with pets. Snapping traps can snap down on a pet's nose or paw, for example, while glue can attract pets as well as rodents. Live mouse traps, which contain a mouse in a box or cage, offer a safer solution, but only if the trap is positioned where pets in the home cannot access it.

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