House mice find their way into various homes when the outdoor temperatures at night become colder. Therefore, they find way into our homes through the smallest holes through the box vents on roofs, electrical conduit entry points, and through the holes that are in the gable vent screens. When they are in the house, you can easily find their nest inside the unused furniture, behind cabinets, and in the unused appliances or equipment.
It can be a frustrating experience to catch a rat. That is why there are many types of mouse traps you need to know when you want to get rid of rats in your house. If you do not know any of these categories, it is important to ask some of your close friends who have ever used some of these traps, and they will guide you on how to find and choose one. The following therefore are some of the types of mouse traps you are required to know.
This is one of the most common types of mouse trap that is used by most people. This is due to its high degree of sensitivity. Also, these types of traps are mechanical, and therefore they are easy to set. There is a new lightweight snap trap that has a set of plastic jaws that are mainly operated by a triggering mechanism and coiled spring that is placed inside the jaws. Therefore, snap trap kills mice with a guillotine type that breaks mostly their spine or neck in a single stroke.
Electric mouse traps
These types of trap are mostly preferred because they deliver a lethal dose of electricity once the mouse completes the circuit by contacting two electrodes. They may be located either at the entrance or between the bait and the entrance. Therefore, electric rat trap should be placed away from small children because they may harm them.
This is another type of a mouse trap that is designed in a way that it can capture a mouse by holding it in place. However, the killing process is slow, but at long last, it has to die due to dehydration. They are mostly used in sensitive areas such as hospitals, restaurants, homes, food preparation areas, nursing homes, and pet shops. Most people prefer glue traps in these areas because they are used more especially in controlling pests without poisons and toxic baits that can harm children and also pets.