If you have a problem with mice or rats, your initial reaction may be to get rid of them yourself by placing traps. It’s important to get rid of them quickly because they do carry diseases and attract other pests. Because of this, you really do want to use the quickest and most effective way to get rid of them, but this isn’t necessarily with traps.

Rat traps are not as effective as you may think they are. An infestation is best handled by professionals because many people make mistakes when using them. It’s important to have the knowledge of how to deal with rodents in order to get rid of them in the most efficient manner.

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Why Rat Traps Are Insufficient

Different Types, Not All Are the Same.

There are a variety of rat traps out there including snap traps, glue traps, and live traps. It’s important that you choose the right one because if you don’t, you’re just wasting time.

Trap Placement

Even if you do figure out what kind of trap is best for your needs, it won’t matter if it’s in the wrong place. In order to place a trap effectively, you need to know some of the habits of mice. They will not go anywhere that they think is unsafe, and they usually stick to running along the walls.

Wrong Bait

Even though you may think that cheese is a mouse’s dream, it’s not the most effective bait because it’s easy to remove from a trap without triggering it. Instead, you want to use peanut butter, which is harder to remove and more likely to trigger the trap.

Mice Learn

Mice are smarter than you think they and they are always learning. They remember where you place your traps and keep away from them. They are also skittish and move very quickly.

Repairs you Need to Complete.

The mice are getting in somewhere. Until you address this problem, any good your traps will do won’t account for much because more mice will just keep getting in. When it comes to mice in your home, don’t take chances with trying to find and trap them all yourself. Work with a professional who knows how to prevent, detect and catch them. Contact us today!

Why Rat Traps are Insufficient for Removing Rodents in Spokane WA and Coeur d'Alene ID

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by Eden Advanced Pest Technologies November 1, 2018

Author: Eden Advanced Pest Technologies

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