Animal Removal: Types of Mouse Traps

There are many types of mousetraps to use for your animal removal needs

You’ve seen all the signs: gnawed holes in your food containers, droppings along the floor, and squeaking in your walls. Yes, you have mice in the house. So, you go to the store in search of mouse traps, only to be overwhelmed by the options: snap traps, glue traps, live traps, electric traps, poison traps, and the list goes on and on. At Animal Remover, we specialize in safe and effective animal removal. If you are on the market for mouse traps, have no fear, because we’ve outlined some of the pros and cons of the most popular kinds of mouse traps.

Snap Traps

Snap traps are one of the oldest and most well-known animal removal techniques. The trap has a small plate where you place the bait. When the mouse steps on the plate, the trap releases and catches the mouse. Snap traps are cheap, easy to set up, and fairly effective at killing mice. Despite these benefits, they can be messy to clean up. Due to the mess, they are usually used just once.

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Glue Traps

Glue traps are the simplest type of mouse trap. As you would probably guess, a glue trap is simply a sticky surface where the mouse gets caught and is unable to escape. These traps are simple, inexpensive, and fairly effective at capturing mice. Although they capture mice, they do not kill them. Therefore, once the mouse is caught, you must either kill it yourself or let it die from starvation. Doesn’t sound pleasant, right? For this reason, glue traps are widely considered a cruel and inhumane form of animal removal.

Hygienic Traps

Hygienic mouse traps kill the mice, but they cover the mouse and fluids so you don’t have to deal with the body. Usually, these traps are boxes where a mouse can go in but cannot go out. Once inside, the mouse will either die from electrocution or poison. Because you do not have to deal with the mouse’s body, these traps are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, these traps can be expensive and cannot be used multiple times.

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Humane Traps

Humane traps catch the mouse without killing it so you can release the mouse back into the wild. Because it doesn’t kill the mouse, some people prefer this form of animal removal. Although it’s the most humane option, you will have to deal with live mice, and after releasing it, you run the risk of it coming back to your house.

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With mice, a simple problem can turn into an uncontrollable infestation. Mice breed quickly, and once you see one mouse, there are probably many more in your house. Depending on the severity of your mouse infestation, store bought mouse traps may not solve the problem. For mice infestations, call Animal Remover today. Animal Remover specializes in safe and effective animal removal. If you have mice in your house, we will work with you not only to remove the mice but prevent further infestations in the future.