Rodent Control: Using traps

Rodent Control: Using traps
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How do traps work?

The traditional snap traps which are also called spring loaded – bar mousetraps are available and widely used in the commerce. The snap traps are placed along mouse pathways and we can use food or nesting materials as attractants. When the spring mechanism is trigged, a metal bar snaps and kills the rodents.

The glue traps are placed in the similar places as the snap traps. After encountering the trap, mice are immobilized by an adhesive surface. They cannot move so that mouse cannot maintain their body temperature.

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Live – catch traps are also available commercially. These traps require the homeowners release caught specimens into their natural environment and this kind of trap does not guarantee that mice will not return.

Live – catch traps are designed for homeowners who do not want to kill mice. These traps also attract mice by using food, then the metal gate will snap closed, capturing the specimens. Homeowners must release them into the natural environment and they usually return and invade their homes. The important things we need to know that mice are not native species in America and they not only harm our homes and health but also damage birds and wild species.

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Regardless of type, mouse traps are considered very effective in the capture and extermination of individual rodents. However, we need to remember the quick reproduction ability of mice and we need to have professional treatment methods to treat them effectively.

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There are many mouse traps which are available commercially. The glue trap is the most popular traps and they capture rodents by an adhesive surface. Because of no movement, the rodents will die because of the hypothermia. The glue traps are usually placed along their pathways. We can determine their pathways through stains on their road such as base of walls or in other corners or edges. Many traps are placed together to enhance the effectiveness. Mice can jump or avoid the first traps. The attractants can be used on the glue traps to capture the mice. Attractants include food or nesting materials. Oily materials should not be used because they absorb and make the glue traps more slippery.

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