Both solutions are effective. Your choice will depend on your need.
Advantages of the trap:
- Reduces mouse population quickly.
- Provides control over where the mouse will die.
- Cheap solution.
Advantages of the bait station:
- Child and pet proof.
- Mice love the fresh food offered in the bait station.
- You will never see the dead animal.
Don’t forget to place the trap or bait station where you noticed the highest level of activity.