Having a mouse as a pet is a different thing, which still might cause some of your relatives or friends to jump and yell if the mouse gets loose out of its cage. Apart from your pet mouse, if any mouse is roaming around in your house, it is a big concern. As the mice and rats contaminate food, chew up essential papers, damage electrical wiring, and spread disease, these must be kept out for your betterment. If any rodent insulation on electrical wiring is chewed, it can cause the fire to break out to your place. Rats and mice carry several diseases; people must not forget about the ‘Black Death.’ Not only this, but people can also die for Hantavirus, which is transmitted through inhaling dust containing an infected rodent’s dried urine.
It is quite challenging to eradicate rats or mice which have infiltrated your home and have established hidden nests, so it’s always better to prevent infestations before they can cause harm. You must take whatever is necessary to remove those rats & mice and block their entry points into your home. And for prevention, setting a trap is the best way to handle the mouse problem. There are several methods of mouse trap; let’s check them out.
- The methods of mouse trap:
There are several types of mouse traps available in the market that varies in their cost, setup requirements, function, and design. It is best to put a mouse trap is in the area(s) of your home that’s most vulnerable.
- Snap traps are the most common mouse trap which uses a quick trigger system to catch mouse. There are various snap traps, including bar, clam, and hidden kill. If these traps are properly used, they can kill mice swiftly. Though Snap traps are difficult to set, but they are inexpensive, reusable, and good for quick knockdown of a population.
- Bar trap: It is the most traditional kind of snap trap. To set a bar trap, you need to place bait on a pressure sensitive switch to attract mice. Once a mouse tries to move that bait, a spring loaded bar is activated, and bam! Mission accomplished.
- Clam snap traps: It is a spring loaded “clam” jaw that’s activated instead of a bar once the bait is tried to be moved.
- Hidden kill snap trap: itis designed with a chamber that has a baited switch at the rear end. If a mouse enters the chamber and tries to move the bait to have it, the hidden kill snap trap will kill the mouse in much the same way as a bar or clam trap would, but here the advantage is you don’t have to deal with seeing a dead rodent.
- Electric traps:These kinds of traps are quick in action, and gives fatal electric shock to the mouse which is lured in the chamber. They are designed in such a way that you don’t need to touch or see the disposal and most importantly are engineered to prevent humans and pets from being shocked. Electronic traps have a light or other signal that indicates when a mouse has been caught.
- Sticky traps: Sticky traps are very easy to make. These traps are comprised of an adhesive glue board, usually made from either cardboard or plastic. These traps don’t even need to be baited — their adhesive surface simply traps mice and prevents them from escaping. However, it can only be used once, does not work well outside, and must be kept away from pets and small children.
But if you are still unable to deal with your mice problem then it is better to have any professional’s advice to eradicate the mice problem from your place.