Mouse Traps How To
If you have signs of mice, you want them gone. Right now...or maybe sooner. Traps can get the job done -- and fast! They’re one of the most effective ways to rid your home of these pests, and they provide clear visual proof that they’ve worked. While all of them kill rodents quickly, there are several types available. Here’s what you need to know to pick the trap that’s right for you:
- Spin traps: d-CON’s No View No Touch traps offer a quick, convenient way to kill pests without ever seeing a dead mouse. These are circular plastic devices that don’t come pre-baited, so they’re non-toxic. You add a dab of peanut butter (the best bait), and then twist it to set it. Place it along walls and in corners; when a mouse enters in search of food, it triggers the trap. Not only is the mouse killed, the entryway shuts and an indicator on top tells you’ve successfully eliminated a pest. It can then be thrown away without seeing or touching a dead mouse.
- Snap traps: These classic, quick-kill mouse traps just need a tiny dab of peanut butter before being set. Choose the basic model, or d-Con’s Ultra Set SnapTrap, a reusable covered version. It’s a great option for those who’d rather not see the dead mouse.
In either case, placement is important: Since mice scurry close to walls and hide out in corners, the bait should face the wall so the critters are tempted to nibble as they explore. Once a mouse is caught, grab your household gloves when disposing of it, since rodents can carry disease.
- Glue Traps: These don’t involve any bait and give you proof-positive that you’ve eliminated the intruder. Just put the glue traps (also known as sticky traps) where you’ve seen signs of mice activity as well as along walls, near holes, next to cabinets and kitchen appliances, and in corners. These are typical rodent stomping grounds. d-Con’s glue traps fold to fit in small spaces, or try our new perforated Select-A-Size Glue Traps for additional customization. When you’ve caught a mouse, the trap can easily be thrown away.
Whichever option you pick, you’ll be on your way to quickly de-mousing your house.