Five mouse trap mistakes to avoid keeping rodents outside. Six if you rely on your cat as a last-ditch defense .

Now that summer is almost here, don`t let rodents get in your way. Many people associate the warm weather with insects while rodents are as big as a threat. The furry pests are driven into the chilled, air-conditioned homes from the high temperatures. Mice and other rodents are prone to find a cool space such as a crawl space or attics. Preparing your home ahead of time from pests alleviates any distraction from spending time with your family. Listed below are the highest-rated mistakes to effectively get rid of mice.

MISTAKE ONE – TOUCHING THE BAIT

Mice are able to smell the scent after a trap has been handled and will steer clear from the area. Wearing gloves while setting up the trap prevents rodents from picking up scents. Mice carry a number of diseases and wearing gloves also protects from catching anything from the rodent. Any type of latex glove will work.

MISTAKE TWO – USING THE WRONG BAIT

 Many people are prone to use cheese for their mousetrap still despite the rodents are mostly nut and seed eaters. Using peanut butter or a hazelnut spread in contrast to cheese will increase the odds of the mouse being captured. A pea-size amount of bait is the perfect amount. Mice will often consume a part of the bait without getting caught if the amount is any more than a pea-size.

MISTAKE THREE– EXPECTING INSTANT RESULTS

Easing the mice into the area you plan to place your trap will allow the rodents to get comfortable. Placing the bait over a course of days and seeing the bait is taken, assures the location would work best for the trap to be placed. Waiting to assure the mice acclimate to where the trap is placed allows for the rodent to be caught.

MISTAKE FOUR– THE TRAP IS IN THE WRONG LOCATION

Traps should be placed alongside walls where mice travel more. Mice are prone to avoid any open area and spend most of their time around the perimeter of rooms. Mousetraps are best located in concealed, dark areas. If you notice over time rodents are not taking the bait, it could just be placed in the wrong spot.

 MISTAKE FIVE – NOT ENOUGH MOUSE TRAPS

There is usually more than one mouse in your house once you have seen the pest. Placing numerous traps a few feet away from each other will allow for the issue to be put to rest quicker. Mice are able to reproduce very quickly, and more than one trap placed in the most active area will get the rodents out in no time.

Need help with your Rodents?

Mousetraps are as effective as you make them. Being aware of the issues you can run into with traps will get the rodents out in no time. If you are frustrated with rodents, Boo’s Bug Stoppers specializes in rodent traps  Why not contact us today for a free quote to keep rodents outside where they belong?

 

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