Traps are a trusted method of control for rats and mice, they are easy to set and can be faster than rodenticide alternatives, especially for small and emerging infestations.
Both rat and mouse traps are intended to kill on contact, typically the target rodent will touch a sensitive treadle that activates a kill bar which quickly kills the rodent, and death usually is instant. Traps are best placed within confined locations, such as an attic or under flooring, for best results, they should not be placed in large open areas or areas with human habitation.
The design and quality of rodent traps often vary massively, some traps are so weak that an instant kill is not guaranteed; it’s easy to be confused by the large availability of cheap yet similar-looking traps. At Roshield, we only sell professional traps, these traps are more heavy-duty, have a stronger spring, a sensitive treadle and a more robust kill bar.
Rat Traps are more significant than the mouse alternatives. For an emerging infestation, we recommend between 2-4 traps. For more extensive issues, additional traps should be used.
Mouse Traps are normally smaller and will not work with rats, so it’s essential that the correct species is identified before application. We recommend that a minimum of 6 traps are placed within the treatment area or more for larger issues.
Bait attractant is a crucial factor in trapping mice, use the wrong type and the treatment will be delayed. Chocolate spread and peanut butter are great attractant baits but are messy; at Roshield, we have a few options for baiting traps, including our bait lure syringe for easy application. Please see the Baiting and Trap Accessories for products.
It’s important to note the limitations of rat and mouse traps, issues include initial shyness and the time it takes to gain complete control, especially for larger infestations. Traps typically have to be checked daily, which takes more commitment than other alternatives.
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