Does your house have a little Jerry roaming and playing around here and there? Many of us do have. These little mice are cute only when they outsmart cartoon cats or when we find them in a theme park. Nobody wants these tiny rodents to live with them.
If you have a mouse in your house, the first thing you will search for is a mousetrap. There are varieties of mouse traps available in the market and, you might be confused about which is suitable for you.
Without much ado, let’s explore the most popular and common types of mouse traps along with their pros and cons.
The spring-loaded traditional and effective snap traps are in use for over a century. The affordable snap traps are easy to set and immediately considered when we think of a mousetrap. You have to bait the plate or cup and then pull the lever back. The snap is closed when the lever is released.
- Effective use
- Higher chances of getting yourself injured
- Look for the dead mouse
Sticky glue mouse traps are the most affordable and popular mouse traps. These traps have a piece of material with a glue layer on the top. The bait placed in the middle sometimes has an aromatic scent to attract the mouse. The sticky traps are the least humane options of all that cause horrible suffering to the mouse.
- Do not have any snapping mechanisms that hurt children or pets
- Mice can sometimes live the trap
- You have to deal with the mouse that might be alive or dead
- Least humane option
Electric Mouse Traps
The electric mouse traps are gaining popularity because of the instant killing of the mouse. When the rodent enters the electric zappers, it is administered with a shock and dies on the spot due to muscle constriction. These traps are humane as it kills the mouse without any suffering or panic. After killing a mouse, you have to open the lid and trash it.
- Do not bother with the visuals of the dead mouse
- Mostly recommended for indoor purposes as it has to be kept in dry places
Catch and Release Traps
If humane pest control plays an important role then, these mouse traps are considered humane traps. After placing the bait inside a cage, the trigger snaps are closed. Once the mouse steps onto a trigger, the door will shut down, trapping the rodent alive. These traps have large air holes and enough space to let the mouse move. Empty the mousetrap quickly outdoors.
- Transport live mouse
- Monitor the trap regularly
Traps prove to be useful for stray mice. Always be kind when you have to select from amongst different types of mouse traps. If you are dealing with a constant mouse problem, go for professional pest control services. They can inspect your home and give a plan for handling a mouse infestation. Above all, preventing rodent problems is the best pest control solution. Call us today for a evaluation if you are having issues!