What comes to your mind when you have a mouse infestation in your home? You may be inclined to reach for your phone and call the experts, pest control companies. However, it may not always be suitable for you to call for outside help. In that case, a little knowledge about setting a mouse trap would go a long way in taking care of the infestation without others’ help. Below is a list of different types of mouse traps which would help you to decide which trap would most effectively work for you.
Types of mouse traps
These are spring-loaded mouse traps that snap down on the mouse, killing or trapping it. They are considered one of the most effective mouse traps. However, they usually make a bloody mess in killing the mouse.
There is also another type of traps that work on the same principle but are made with plastic and a less-powerful snap to minimize the kill and blood splatter.
Electronic mouse traps have baits placed between two electrodes. When the mouse tries to take the bait, it touches the two ends of electrodes, completing the circuit. The device delivers a lethal dose of electricity, killing the rodent immediately. An electric mouse
trap is considered a humane way of eliminating rodents.
There are different varieties of this, but they all work on the same principle. A bait is placed inside an enclosure specially made for the purpose. There is a mechanism that closes the door once the mouse gets inside, trapping a live rodent inside the enclosure.
Such traps are great for people who don’t want to kill the rodents or don’t want to see blood around the traps.
These traps are a variety of the live-capture traps. The difference is in the shutting mechanism which, in this type, is designed to allow multiple rodents to enter the contraption before shutting the door so that more than one is caught in a single trap. This type of trap is ideal for those who want to capture live mouse to release in the wild.
Glue traps are specially made cardboards or similar items with strong adhesive on one side. The bait is placed on the trap, and when a mouse comes on it to get the bait, it gets stuck on the glue or adhesive with no way of escaping except by the intervention of a
human being.There are also glue traps with scented substances in the adhesive. The scent attracts the mouse and use of bait are unnecessary.
Poison bait traps
These are baits in the form of baits laced with slow-acting poison. A slow-acting poison is used to allow and give the mouse time to get away from where the bait is placed, generally inside the house, and die outside.
The knowledge of the different types of traps and how they work would help you decide which type would work best for you. If you have a weak stomach and the sight of even droplets of blood makes you uncomfortable, the spring-loaded snap traps may not be your ideal choice. If you are frequently away from home and cannot check on the traps regularly, snap traps and glue traps may leave smelly rotting rodent carcasses in your home when you return. Considering these differences in their features would help you make a wise choice when you buy mouse traps.