Wearing gloves to prevent applying human scent to the trap, add a small amount of bait such as peanut butter or chocolate to the centre bait locator of the yellow treadle trigger.
If present, remove the small staple that holds the setting bar/pin in place before use (not the u staple at the rear of the trap).
Move the setting bar/pin back so it lies off the rear of the trap. With the trap on a firm surface, pull the kill bar back against the spring until it is flat along the rear of the trap. Keep fingers away from the front of the trap.
While holding the kill bar down, carefully move the setting pin/bar back over the kill bar and insert it in the notch in the yellow treadle trigger so that when the kill bar is released the setting bar/pin holds the kill bar in place and the trigger is set.
Keeping fingers out of the front kill zone of the trap gently place the trap in position. Position the trap against a wall or other vertical surface where mice are travelling, and pets and children cannot access it. Inspect trap regularly.
Once a mouse has been caught, wearing gloves, release and dispose of the mouse.
*Traps can be set without bait or baited with peanut butter or chocolate.
**Rodents prefer to run along the base of walls, fences and other vertical surfaces.