What to Look for When Choosing a Rat Trap

rat trapLet’s face it, few people enjoy talking about rat traps. But if you happen to be unlucky enough to be plagued by a rat problem, this is a topic that’s very important to you. That’s because rat traps are one of the most common—and most effective—tools for getting rid of these pests.

If you haven’t had much experience with rat traps in the past, you may assume they are all the same. On the contrary, there are many different types. True, they all do the same basic thing, but the means by which they accomplish this varies, as does the effort involved on your part.

One of the most important factors in choosing a rat trap is how safe and easy is it for you to set? Look for one that is designed to reduce the risk of injury when setting it. The Trapper T-Rex Rat Snap Trap, for example, is designed like a pedal to be set using your foot, eliminating any risk to your fingers or hands.

Of course, it’s also important that the trap work well. You want one that is strong and durable enough to handle even a large or determined rodent, so you have few or no escapes or false alarms.

By choosing traps carefully, you can solve your rat problem quickly and efficiently—without a lot of stress, headaches or pinched fingers!

Monica Bird (949 Posts)

Monica’s compassion for her customer's struggles with pest control issues and passion for pest control stems from over 10 years in the industry. With a master’s degree in entomology, she uses her knowledge and experience in chemistry, insects and pests to educate her customers.