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How To Make Mouse Traps More Effective

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If you have mice in your home, you might decide to solve the problem by using mousetraps. These are methods of killing mice that have been used for a long time and can effectively kill some mice. However, there are some things you should keep in mind when using mouse traps.

Choose High-Quality Traps

Make sure to use a trap that is well-made. If your mouse trap is poorly constructed, it might not trigger when it should and the bait will simply end up being stolen. You'll also need to make sure that you purchase enough traps. If you only see a few mice here and there, this doesn't mean that you don't have a larger number of mice in your home.

Carefully Choose the Location of the Mouse Trap

Even a high-quality mouse trap will not be effective if it is not placed in the right location. If the trap is a snap trap, it should be placed against the wall because mice will often run alongside a wall. Placing a mouse trap in a confined space will also increase the odds that it will be effective in trapping a mouse. You will also want to avoid placing mouse traps in locations where you might accidentally set the traps off yourself. Make sure that your mouse traps are not within reach of children or pets.

Wear Gloves

When handling mouse traps, always wear gloves both before and after. If you touch a mouse trap, a mouse will be able to smell your scent and may avoid the trap. When you are handling a trap after you have killed a mouse, you'll want to wear gloves so that you don't catch any diseases. 

Hire Rodent Control Services

Mouse traps are often not very effective. Even though you might successfully kill some mice, you won't be solving the underlying problem that is causing your home to have so many mice in the first place. For example, you will want to eliminate openings and remove anything that might be attracting mice to your home. 

You will need to remove the mice from the mouse trap which can be unappealing. Therefore, it's a better idea to work with a mice control service to make sure that any mice in your home are removed and will never come back.

For more information on mice control, contact a professional or a company in your area.