Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB

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Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB

Catchmaster glue boards (MODEL - 72MB) are non-poisonous mouse and insect glue traps with a peanut butter fragrance. Great for trapping mice, fruit flies, grain moths, cockroaches, crickets and other insects. Catchmaster glue boards can lie completely flat like a sheet (better for catching mice), or you can fold them to form a square box that protects the glue from falling objects and dust. Great for use in homes, restaurants, bars, offices, etc. Boards measure 5"x8". Sold by the case (72 boards), or in packs of 12 each.

Target pests: Mice and insects
For use in: Situations where poisons or snap traps are prohibited or discouraged, Residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, indoors in places not readily accessible to pets and children
Application: Place glue board near baseboards, corners, along walls, or in spaces where pests are likely to travel. Used either flat or folded into a covered trap
Pet safe: Vegetable oil will dissolve the glue if needed. Should be used in places not readily accessible to pets and children to prevent tampering.
Dimensions: 8 in. Length x 5 in. Width
Material/Construction: Disposable cardboard
Special Features: Peanut butter scented glue, low profile of these glue boards allows for easy placement, non-toxic, lies flat or can be folded to protect from falling objects and dust
Manufactured By: Catchmaster (Manufacturer Product Number: 72MB)

How Catchmaster 72MB Glue Boards Work

The Catchmaster 72MB is a non-poisonous cardboard glue trap that captures mice, roaches, and insects on contact. Catchmaster glue boards have no insecticides or rodenticides, and the 72MB has a peanut butter scent that acts as an attractant to mice. (This is a synthetic scent that contains no peanut allergens.) Glue will remain most effective in moderate temperatures, but not in direct sunlight or freezing temperatures.

The Catchmaster 72MB will catch any insect pests and mice that cross its path. This trap can be used flat, flush with the floor, or it can be folded into a tunnel to create a dark space that is also protected from dust and debris.

Target Pests

Mice and insect such as roaches, crickets, spiders, earwigs, millipedes, and flying pests

Target Uses

Catchmaster Glue Boards are an excellent choice for the capture of mice, rats, and other small rodents and insects in the home. With no poisons, rodenticides, or pesticides, these glue boards use a special adhesive type of glue scented with peanut butter to stop rodents in their tracks. When it comes to pest glue boards, Catchmaster has been called “the Duracell of Glues” as compared to competitors’ glues that can become hard and rubbery after 30 to 90 days. The glue in Catchmaster glue traps is effective for at least one year and is not toxic to people or pets. They also contain no oil like other glue board products, as oil mixes with the body chemistry of the rodent allowing for escape. The low profile of these glue boards allows for easy placement of traps. Use the 72MB flat, or fold into a tunnel shape to protect from dust.

Glue boards may be used as a stand alone treatment measure for rodents or as an additional tool to baiting. If you know the rodents’ running paths, place a Catchmaster Glue Board wherever rodents have been seen to travel, ideally close to the wall in places not readily accessible to pets and children. If by chance a pet or non-targeted animal gets stuck to the glue trap, household vegetable oil may be applied for painless release.

Be aware that insects and mice trapped on a glue board may still be alive when you find them. If this is a concern, consider using snap traps or multi-catch traps. Be sure to place glue boards out of reach of children and pets. Catchmaster 72MB Glue Boards are easier to use than snap traps, inexpensive, and disposable.

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: No insecticide/rodenticide active ingredient, only glue and peanut butter scent

Application Instructions

Use Catchmaster 72MB Mouse/Insect Glue Boards where insect pests or mice have been seen or are likely to be found. Place glue boards flush against walls, in corners, or in other areas pests are likely to travel. In dusty areas, fold the glue board into a tunnel shape to protect from dust and debris. This tunnel shape is also helpful for catching mice in areas with less shelter. Discard in the trash after use.

*If folding over a drain (such as for drain flies) or into a box shape, make creases before peeling off protective plastic sheet for easier manipulation of the cardboard. Use the included tab and slot closure to secure box shape.

*Always use and store out of reach of children and pets. Vegetable or mineral oil can be used to dissolve glue, if needed.

Catchmaster 72 MB Glue Boards come in packs of 12 or cases of 72 boards. The amount needed will vary with target use and level of infestation. Boards measure 8 in. x 5 in. when flat.

Standard Application Rates

Place traps for mice every 6-10 feet. For insects, place wherever activity is suspected or seen.

For use in the following areas:

Use indoors in residential, commercial, or industrial buildings, in areas not readily accessible to children or pets.


Inspect for signs of pest activity, such as dead insects, food debris, or feces from mice. Place glue boards horizontally against baseboards, in corners, or in other areas pests are likely to be found. Use in corners of garages or storage areas, under appliances or furniture, or wherever mouse or insect activity is suspected. Do not use in areas easily accessible to children or pets. Do not place on moist surfaces or in areas likely to be exposed to water. Extreme heat may cause glue to melt. For cold areas such as walk-in refrigeration, use cold temperature rodent traps such as the Catchmaster 48WRG Cold Temperature Glue Board Trap. Discard in the trash after use or if covered in dust or other debris.


Catchmaster 72MB glue boards are not intended for outdoor use. Heat and direct sunlight can melt the glue, dust and other debris will stick to the glue and reduce trapping area, and rain may damage the cardboard.

Catchmaster 72MB Mouse/Insect Glue Board Features

  • Peanut butter scent attracts mice, does not contain allergens
  • Mouse capture without snap traps or rodenticides
  • Easy monitoring of insect pests
  • Simply dispose in the garbage after use
  • Inexpensive method of control
  • Easy to use in sensitive environments
  • Mice and insects die on the board, rather than an unknown location.
  • Board easily folds into a tunnel shape to protect from dust and debris.

Extra Tips

  • Store out of extreme temperatures and direct sunlight; boards are not weatherproof.
  • Use out of reach of children and pets or in pest monitors.
  • Vegetable oil will dissolve glue if needed (e.g., if stuck to a pet).
  • When folding at an angle over drains or into a box, fold creases before removing plastic film.
  • Glue boards are helpful for pests difficult to kill with insecticides, such as spiders and crickets.
  • This glue board is too small for rats. Use rat glue traps for rats.
  • A small piece of food or attractant such as Provoke Mouse Attractant can be placed in the center of the glue board to attract mice. Do not use peanut butter or other oily food items as the oil may coat glue and render the boards ineffective.
  • Use thumbtacks, nails, or staples to holds traps in place on small ledges, in vertical positions, or in other areas where boards may be easily dislocated.
  • When monitoring insects, use a permanent marker to indicate pests already counted, then continue to use board until full.

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  • 21 of 23 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Got better results than with other products
    By Elliot on May 5, 2008

    I have better results with Catchmaster glue boards than with other glue boards. It seems to me that they are stickier, and I suspect they don't have an odor which repels the mice.

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  • 20 of 21 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Best way to catch spiders!
    By L.p. on October 6, 2008

    Catchmaster glue boards are the absolute best way to catch spiders!

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  • 14 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 Stars  Not much luck with Glue Boards
    By Regina in Silver Spring, MD on May 26, 2009

    I've only caught two mice with these and I've put out 25. The mice are pooping on them, so I know they are walking around them. I noticed that they're putting bits of paper in one of the little boxes as if they are making a nest. I just wonder if the glue is sticky enough.

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  • 13 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great
    By Robert in Santee, CA on March 13, 2011

    We have the very poisonous Southern California Desert Brown Spider here. We use a dozen of these spread around the house. They trap LOTS of these spiders & various other insects. We change them out every few months or if the glue gets too much dust or too many dead insects. Silverfish, roaches, water bugs, fleas, mites, mosquitoes, & other insects we do not recognize are trapped in these things all the time and we do not have any pets or animals here. The price is wonderful. These also have the (very slight) peanut butter smell in the glue which catches roaches & mice like crazy. We buy these all the time now. We have tried the other styles from here, but like this one the best so far.

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards - CASE 72 boards
    By Gary in North Chicago, Illinoi on October 19, 2010

    I like to use them as a flat board and they are very easy to use. The mice like the kitchen because thatís where the food is. Mice come out at night so I would put the glue board up against the base boards trim in the kitchen. I would even cut the edge off the board so the clue is right next to the wall. I also found a small hole inside one of the cabinets so I cut off the corner of the glue board. These are the best product I have used---and I have been to all the home centers. Thanks

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
  • 5 of 5 Stars  Great for catching and killing roaches
    By Jackie in Seale, AL on January 23, 2015

    These glue boards are excellent tools to catch roaches. You don't even have to spray anymore, just put these traps in areas that roaches roam and they will catch themselves. Basically, put them around all kitchen appliances, clocks, TV's anything that generates heat and you will be bug free.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Mouse // Insect Glue Boards
    By Steve in RICHMOND on January 1, 2015
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    Great product. Never without them not that my house is full of mice. They're great for any bug that comes across it's path.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  8-910---YOU'RE OUT !!!
    By Harold in SILSBEE,TX on November 30, 2014

    Would never got rid of german roaches-wthout the glue boards--now use for crowd control--- saves using spray---

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  These are excellent pest control!!
    By Marty in Elkton, VA on October 2, 2014

    Since we moved to the country, our small barn and old house have been inundated with crickets during late summer and fall--until we found Catchmaster insect glue boards. They have proved to be a great, not-toxic solution to our cricket problem at a very reasonable cost. We now have no more damage, dirt, or disturbance from crickets. We simply replace the glue boards as they get full and appreciate having a case of 72 so we never worry about running out!!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Works Great!!
    By Angel in Myrtle Beach on September 16, 2014

    These are great to put by your doors and in your garage. I catch skinks, spiders, roaches and all kinds of outdoor insects before they get into the house.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Mouse/Insect GlueBoards
    By Debbie in Bullhead City, AZ on September 12, 2014

    they seem to work great! Buy them all the time. Put them by the doors, under the bed, under cabinet sinks, all around the garage.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Catchmaster Glue Boards are the BEST!
    By Satisfied in Towson, Maryland on August 23, 2014

    There's no denying the fact that these are the best glue boards available! We use them to gather information about what if anything roams behind our furniture and appliances and in our Tiki Bar when not in use. The glue reminds extremly tackie for long periods of time. Using Catchmaster Glue Boards gives us true peace of mind!

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards - CASE (72 boards)
    By Chuck in granbury texas on June 2, 2014
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    we have been using this product FOR YEARS .. cannot tell you how many things it has stopped from coming into our home, from mice to snakes to scorpions etc.. We absolutely believe in this SUPER PRODUCT

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Alternate Purpose
    By Jackie in Seale, AL on April 22, 2014

    I didn't purchase these Mouse Boards to catch mice but instead bought them to catch German Roaches. After spraying a rental property a couple times I would still walk in and see bugs crawling. After some thought I said why not lay these out flat around the apartment and see what happens. They worked great and basically caught all the stragglers that didn't die when we sprayed. The bugs crawl on them and can't get off, PERFECT!

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Silver fish
    By Richard in Walnut Creek, Ca on March 3, 2014
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    Very good for trapping silver fish. They are very effective when you find the trail that they are using at night. It will require moving the traps around until you find the right places. Using that method we'd literally eliminated them from our laundry room.

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December 28, 2010Robert asked:

QMy dog ate one of the glue boards, will this harm him?
He ate about 1/3 to a 1/2 a box.

AYour dog would have to eat "huge" quantities of the actual glue for there to be any risk of poisoning. As with any non-food item your dog consumes, you should monitor him to be sure everything he ingested passes through his system. If you suspect that the glueboard has not passed within a reasonable amount of time or your pet stops eating, you should contact your vet.

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August 24, 2009Sue asked:

QWhat is the difference between Catchmaster glue boards and Trapper LTD boards?
You advertise both the Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue boards and the Trapper LTD Mouse/Insect Glue boards. Are the uses and results similar?


Yes, the Catchmaster Glue Boards and the Trapper LTD Glue Boards both serve the same purpose and are used the same way.  We sell a large number of both units and do not ever have any complaints.  The Catchmaster glueboards are peanut butter scented and the Trapper LTD glueboards are unscented.

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October 28, 2010Gerry asked:

QIs the peanut butter scent on the Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB considered an allergen?

ANo. The peanut butter scent on the Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB is a synthetic scent and  no peanuts, peanut oils or peanut product of any kind are used to make the scent.

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October 6, 2009Janet asked:

QMy pet is stuck to a glue board trap! How do I remove the glue from my dogs paws?

AThe glue from Catchmaster Mouse and Insect Glueboard Trap can be removed using vegetable oil.  If you happen to get a lot of oil on your dogs paw getting the glue off, you can remove the vegetable oil by using Dawn or some other degreaser/cleaner.

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June 18, 2010Eric asked:

QHow often should these Catchmaster Glue Boards be changed?
Main purpose; Spider extermination.

AThe glueboards will remain good for a length of time depending on where you place them.  They would need to be replaced if either the board becomes full with insects, or it becomes too dusty which will coat the glue and it will not be sticky.  Typically you would replace every 30 days. 

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February 4, 2011Alan asked:

QCan I use the Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards under my bed?
Is it advisable to put these under a bed? I have them by each bed post, but I didn't realize they were baited. I'm a bit concerned they could attract a spider and it could avoid the trap and crawl up the bed post. Especially, if the trap is too dusty. Any suggestions for bed defense?

AYou did not indicate what pest you are trying to capture with the glue boards but since you mentioned that you were placing the boards by each bed post we will assume that the pest in question is bedbugs. The Catchmaster Glue boards are peanut butter scented to help lure rodents onto the boards but they do not have any special baits or attractants that would lure spiders or any other insect. These boards are most effective when they are placed where insects travel. To help stop the glue from getting too dusty you can fold it up into a box shape (you can see the glue board folded into a box on the Catchmaster glue board page on our website). We do have the Climb-up Interceptor that is made specifically to capture bedbugs as they try to climb on and of the bed and we also have the Catchmaster BDS which is a type of glue board made specifically for bedbugs and they can be placed in small cracks and crevices around your bedframe.

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June 27, 2011Cliff asked:

QWe have mice inside our house, evident by the droppings we find. We have 3 small children and we need a good method to remove the mouse problem ASAP with a kid-friendly method. Also, we have an older home and need to seal the outside to prevent further issues. Suggestions?


For capturing mice in a house, there are many things you can use.  Mice usually hide behind appliances and in other areas that kids cannot easily get to.  Glue boards and snap traps usually work really well. Of course, you would not want to place these in the open where the kids could access them.  We also carry live catch traps which you can place in areas that are not so confined as there is nothing that the kids could get hurt from or stuck on.  As far as exclusion, you should use whatever method necessary to close all openings.  Expanding foam is often used but mice can chew through this foam which is why you should use Stuf-Fit copper mesh in the holes before foaming.

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June 26, 2014Clyde asked:

QHow much is a case of the Catchmaster Glue Boards 72 MB

AOne case of Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB is $32.40 with fast free shipping!

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June 4, 2013Phil from Dublin Ohio asked:

QHow many 72b are in each pack?
how many 72b are in each pack? What do you recommend for springtails?

AThe Catchmaster Mouse and Insect Glueboards 72MB are sold in packs of 12 glueboards for $11.52 and also 72 glueboards for $36.00.

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December 11, 2014Angela from Los Angeles,ca asked:

QI've been finding crickets inside my apartment somehow coming in from outside.
Thinking of using these traps but will they lure more crickets inside the apartment or just the ones already in? I don't want to attract any more unwanted pests...

AThe Catchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB have a peanut butter fragrance and will catch grasshoppers. They will not attract more grasshoppers into the home. It is onlyused to catch the pests that are currently there.

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September 12, 2014Claudia from Ottawa, Ontario asked:

QWhat are the small red crawling bugs I see in my bathroom? I have cats and live in a condo.
What would be safe and easy to use?

AFor a proper identification we recommend using glue boards to gather a sample of the insect and take it to your local extension office in your county. The local extension office can do a free identification of the insect for you. Without knowing exactly what type of insect you are treating we are unable to recommend any products to you. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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January 24, 2015Eric from Paola, Ks asked:

QIf my primary target pest is spiders, will the peanut butter scent attract mice 'creating' a new pest issue?
Primary target: spiders, rural setting.

ACatchmaster Mouse/Insect Glue Boards 72MB can attract spiders. Please review our Spider Control page.  Glueboards coupled with insecticide treatment will eradicate spiders and other hard to treat insects.

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