Why do we need mouse traps anyway? Well lets face it mice and rats are a nuisance particularly if they get into your home. They are a health hazard and lets face it they can do a lot of damage.
Most people don’t even think about mice and rats until they discover they have unwanted visitors. For some people they discover the droppings of these rodents others come face to face with them across the kitchen or other room in the house.
Either way our first thought is panic after all where there’s one there are probably many others particularly in winter when your home is far more inviting than the cold and damp outside.
So having discovered you have a mouse (mice) what are your options for getting rid of them. For most people the first thing they think of is mouse traps. But what type of mouse / rat trap are you going to use?
A traditional snap mouse trap is an effective method of killing your unwanted visitors. They kill the mouse by snapping it’s neck. Mostly quick but sometimes the mouse is found alive in the trap which isn’t very pleasant and you still need to dispose of the body.
Electronic mouse traps lure the mouse /rat into an enclosure and then administers an electric shock which kills the animal. These traps although more expensive can trap up to 10 mice without a reset.
Sonic PestChasers aren’t really traps at all. They emit a high frequency sound which is inaudible to humans but very unpleasant to mice and rats. They therefore move to more comfortable accommodation (probably your neighbours). No disposal required with this type of device and it’s more humane because you don’t actually kill it.
Live mouse traps do exactly that they trap the mouse but don’t kill it. Once caught you can take the mice some distance from your residence and then release them without ever having to touch them. A humane mouse trap and very popular.
Mouse Poison is highly effective at killing rodents but has the disadvantage that the mouses body could end up anywhere in your home. Behind the cooker, refrigerator or in the loft space. Quick and easy to use a highly effective solution.
Discover the best Rat and Mouse Traps for keeping your property rodent free and safe. From Snap Traps too Humane Traps.
By: Catching Rodents
It can be hard not to panic when confronted by a mouse in your home. One minute you’re relaxed and looking forward to your evening in front of the TV and the next your in a state of abject fear having come nose to nose with a mouse.
Flashing through your mind are visions of armies of mice under your floor boards spreading disease and chewing there way through your prized possessions.
It’s happened to me and trust me it’s not a nice feeling. As a grown man you’d think I’d have no problem killing a few mice but I have to admit it’s harder (or was for me) than it looks. They look so harmless and furry the thought of killing them didn’t fill me with glee.
Luckily for me my wife is made of sterner stuff and she had no problem setting the traps. As she said where there’s one there’s probably a lot more and considering how fast they reproduce the quicker they’re gone the better.
I suggested humane mouse traps that catch them alive but we’d tried that previously and it didn’t work out as well as I’d hoped so I just let her get on with it.
The type of trap you use is very important because if you’ve taken the decision to kill the mice it’s your duty to make sure they suffer as little as possible and they’re killed outright. Because of that we invested in some good quality mouse traps not the 4 for $10 variety that don’t always work.
I’m pleased to say that if this type of trap is placed where there is known mouse activity they work very well and our mouse problem soon went away. It did take a few weeks and it’s important to keep the traps set for at least that long to make sure you get every last one.
You can find more information on the Snap-E Mouse Trap (not cheap but works every time) or if you prefer Humane Mouse Traps by following the links.
By: Catching Rodents
When you have mice in your house you want them dealt with fast and that’s what the Snap-E mouse trap will do.
This mouse trap is escape proof and you never have to physically touch another mouse again. They’re simple to set (no more crushed fingers), work every time and quickly dispatch any mouse unfortunate to come near it.
When you buy a mouse trap you want it to work and that’s exacly what this model will do. Sure you can buy cheaper makes these cost about $4-50 each but what’s the point if they don’t work? You can buy a four pack of traps for the same price but I’d recommend you purchase this trap.
Unusually if you check out the Amazon reviews you’ll discover this trap has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating with 108 customers providing reviews. 93 out of the 108 gave it five stars. Nearly all the reviewers said the same thing they’re well built and get the job done. What more could you ask.
Click here to see all 108 customer reviews on the Snap-E Mouse Trap
The Mouse Killer that’s best for you depends on many factors. Let’s face it most of the modern mouse traps are effective and can rid you of your rodent problem.
The most important decision you’re going to have to make is do you want to kill the mouse or just capture it for later release unharmed?
if you’re happy to kill the mouse out right and you don’t have a problem disposing of the body there are many options available to you. From the traditional snap trap which will break a mouse is neck or spine to poison or electrocution.
A popular choice is the box that has bait inside which lures the mouse into the box and then once inside electronics sense the mouse’s presence and delivers a lethal electric shock. With this type of mouse trap disposal is a simple as emptying the container. You don’t even need to see the mouse body. This type of trap can easily be scaled to catch multiple mice in one go without having to empty it between each cycle.
If the idea of killing mice is distasteful to you and you want a more humane method of getting rid of your mouse problem there are many nonlethal ways of catching mice. Most of them involve a container of sorts with bait inside that lure was the mouse into the trap and then prevents the mouse from leaving. All you need to do then his pickup the trap and take the mouse well away from your home and release it unharmed into the wild.
As much as we’d prefer to just leave the mice to their own devices once they’ve entered our homes it is essential we do something to get rid of them. They are a known health hazard and can do an enormous amount of damage to your home’s fittings, electrical wiring as well as eating almost everything in sight.
They’re known to urinate almost everywhere they go so if you have a mouse or mice in your home hygiene in the form of disinfecting areas of known activity is important.
By: Catching Rodents