How to Remove Mouse Trap Glue Off of Clothes

Many adhesive style mousetraps are designed using a strong adhesive glue that traps a mouse when it steps on the glue. The glue must be strong enough to capture and hold the mouse, meaning if it comes into contact with your clothing, it will strongly adhere to the fabric, making it seemingly impossible to remove. With a few simple household products, you can remove the adhesive without harming your clothing.

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Freeze the glue to remove it.

Step 1

Place the garment in your freezer, and let it sit for 1 hour to freeze and harden the glue, diminishing its adhesive quality.

Step 2

Peel off the glue with your fingers. Start peeling from one edge of the glue, and work your way to the opposite side. Remove the glue quickly before it has a chance to thaw and become sticky again.

Step 3

Smear peanut butter over the adhesive if you do not have a freezer on hand. The peanut butter texture alters the sticky quality of the glue.

Step 4

Let the peanut butter sit for a few minutes, and scrub with a cloth to remove the peanut butter and glue.

Step 5

Wash the clothing in the washing machine with your regular laundry detergent to remove any remaining residue.


Mel Frank

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