Ending up with mice in your house can cause a lot of unhappiness for you and the members of your family. This can occur for many different reasons from new construction nearby to simple ease of access to food for the mice. There’s no doubt though that when you see a mouse in your house, the first thing that comes to mind is mouse traps.
If there is construction going on near your house, where they may be destroying the natural habitat of the mice, it is certain they will be looking for a new place to live. Don’t let that place be your house. Make sure you aren’t leaving food laying about for them to eat and clear up any potential nesting areas. This would include piles of newspapers, old boxes full of paper or clothing, wood piles near the foundation of your house and other similar situations.
If you have seen a mouse or think that you might be in danger of a mouse infestation then, by all means, protect your home with mouse traps. Don’t give them a chance to establish themselves because they will be much harder to get rid of when t here are dozens of them unseen in the walls and dark spaces of your attic. Find out about mouse traps and decide which ones to set and where. This way you can stop the mice before they get a chance to build a colony at your address.
These days you have several choices when n it comes to mouse traps. You can opt for the old-fashioned spring-loaded trap that most people think of when you mention mouse traps, or you can use something more high tech and humane such as an electronic mouse trap. Below I will give you an outline of the four types of mouse traps to, help you decide which type might be best for you.
• Spring-loaded traps, also known as snap traps, are the old-fashioned type of mouse traps that most people think of using to catch mice. These traps are extremely sensitive and can trap a mouse who is even sniffing at the food used to bait the trap. Unfortunately, the trap is only good once so if it misses the mouse it will need to be reset and even when it does trap the mouse it will not stop other rodents from coming to visit. This type of trap is best set when you know the usual travel routes of the mice, and what holes they are using to enter your house.
• The second type of trap is mouse poison. These are popular, but must be used carefully. If you have children or pets, then you probably won’t want to use poison traps as it is possible your kids or pets could ingest the poison. Most mouse poison comes in pellet form, and these pellets are then scattered in areas where the mice travel or nest. When they eat the pellets, it causes internal bleeding and eventually death. This also can cause a problem since the mice will likely die somewhere hidden and you may be subjected to the smell of their decomposing bodies.
• Glue traps are also quite popular and are much safer than poison. This is just a board or cardboard piece with a very sticky substance applied. When the mouse steps on, or even touch the glue board, it is trapped. They are then helpless to do anything and will usually become even more trapped as they struggle to escape. Once you’ve trapped the mouse, you dispose of it and the entire board together.
• Finally, we have electronic mouse traps. This is a technologically advanced trap that electrocutes the mice when they come near the trap. These are very effective and can kill up to thirty mice at a time. Even if you have a colony of mice, these electronic mouse traps are effective at removing all the mice present in your house. Have you likely heard the phrase about building a better mousetrap? Well, this is the better mousetrap, designed to eradicate mice from any dwelling.