Mice can be a real nuisance to both your home and your yard, but there are many ways to get rid of these annoying and unwanted pests. The mouse trap is the most effective option for getting rid of these critters, both inside and outside of your home. Read on for more information about mouse […]
Mice are among the smartest and highly adaptable mammals. They’re also incredibly fertile; a healthy mouse in the right conditions can produce about 42-60 offspring a year. Needless to say, they can cause a huge problem if they decide to nest and reproduce in your home. In order to get rid of mice it is […]
There is no cuter pest than a mouse. Unfortunately its cuteness is outweighed by how problematic they can be. Mice can eat through wires, wood and cardboard, they leave feces that can produce diseases, they reproduce quickly, they are smarter than your average pest and they are highly adaptable to their surroundings. This makes for a very frustrating extermination process. One of the most successful ways to get rid of mice is by using mouse bait.
Baiting and trapping are the two most effective means of rodent control. With baiting, you put out poisonous bait that the rodents will eat and then die. With trapping, you set a trap (there are a range of different kinds) with bait in it; when the rodent enters the trap to get the bait, it’s either killed immediately (snap traps) or trapped there (glue traps and other live traps). There are also mouse bait stations, including Protecta SideWinder and Protecta SideKick, that will securely hold both the bait and the trap.
Baiting and trapping are two of the most effective means of rodent control. With bait, the rodents eat the poison bait and then day sometime later (it might be a couple of days). The rodents can die anywhere, often in their nest. With traps, the rodents are attracted to bait in the traps, then once they enter the traps are killed (snap traps) or stuck there (in the case of live traps).
While movies like Flushed and Ratatouille humanized rodents, in reality they are not only pesky but can spread disease as well. And while traps, baits, and rodenticides are important, and effective, means of rodent control, eliminating the rodents’ harborage (where they live) and their food sources are critical steps to ensuring that a new family of rodents doesn’t move in next.
There is a wide range of options for rodent control, including traps and poisonous baits. But for areas where poisonous baited traps are not feasible (like food processing plants, kitchens, restaurants, and homes with kids and pets), non-poisonous glue traps can be safe, effective means of rodent control.
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