Baits or Traps: How to Choose

Baits or Traps, how to choose

Once you know mice have invaded your house, you want them gone ASAP – actually, make that yesterday. But shopping for the right product can be a bit overwhelming with all the options out there: sticky traps, bait blocks, and a slew of different features.

Let d-Con break it down for you, so you can decide whether to buy bait stations or traps. Here’s your cheat sheet:



Who will love them: Perfect for the “set it and forget it” person, as well as those who have zero tolerance for seeing a dead rodent.

Bait stations’ superpowers: These mouse-bait stations serve up “food” that contains Vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol, which is used as a nutritional supplement by humans). The mice eat it and then go back to their nest and die. You don’t see them or have to handle their remains like traps…hurrah! Plus these stations are resistant to tampering by children and dogs.

Suit yourself: There are disposable options (perfect if you need to get rid of just a mouse or two) and refillable ones if you have a bigger, umm, “situation” unfolding.

Bonus: These bait stations are designed to squeeze into the tight spaces inside your home where mice typically spend time.



Who will love them: The person who needs visible proof that the mice are dead.

Traps’ superpowers: Whether you use a glue or a snap trap, these rodent control solutions give proof that the job is done.

Suit yourself: d-CON offers glue boards and glue traps – highly effective and show you that you’ve gotten rid of the problem. There are also covered No View, No Touch snap traps (you still get that “gotcha!” moment without having to look at or come into contact with the dead mouse).

Bonus: d-CON’s new Select-A-Size Glue Traps are customizable, giving you the right size for any nook or cranny in your house.

Now that you know the difference, the choice is yours.



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Frequently Asked Questions

How many mice are in my house?
It can be difficult to tell exactly how many mice are in your house, which could range from a couple to a full-blown infestation. In short – the more signs you see, the more mice there are likely to be. If you actually see a mouse in the flesh, this is usually a sign that there are more nesting in your home.
Does one mouse mean an infestation?
One mouse doesn’t necessarily mean an infestation and it’s possible that you’ve only got a couple living under your roof – for now. It’s important to remember that a few mice can turn into many due to their high rate of breeding, so if you notice any signs of mouse activity at all, make sure you get on top of the problem quickly with our no-mess Corner Fit Bait Stations.
How to tell if Mice are Gone
Once you’ve tackled your mouse problem you should know they’re gone simply by monitoring the signs that told you they were there in the first place. Over time you should notice that there are no more droppings, and all scratching sounds should have totally stopped. If you’re using bait stations, look out for signs that they’re working by checking for nibble marks on the actual bait, as well as by sprinkling flour around the station and watching out for footprints. No one likes to think of having mice in their home but, unfortunately, it’s incredibly common. Read our hub of articles for more top tips and tricks about dealing with rodents in the home, including our article about the mouse’s bigger, scarier friend, ‘signs you have rats in your home’!