Mice, rats and other rodents are unwanted guests in many households. They will eat your food and chew holes in all kinds of items. They also carry several diseases (mice droppings, urine, etc) that put you and your family’s health in jeopardy.
However, they are also very intelligent, and it doesn’t take long for them to learn about their surroundings. You can’t afford to waste any time when addressing the problem. Fortunately, a rat trap should provide the solution.
The rodent family includes many small mammals that people would generally never think of as vermin.
Chipmunks, squirrels, and beavers are all members of the rodent family. Rats and mice are especially unpopular, because of their tendency to find their way into the home.
Once in your home, their constant need to chew can lead them to destroy shoes, walls, furniture and more. They are also constantly on the prowl for food, so unsecured boxes are often ripped into and urine and mouse or rat droppings will be left behind.
Rodent droppings often contain viruses and diseases which can be spread to people, so proper rodent control is important.
For those looking for a humane option, using a rat trap comprised of a metal cage with a special mechanism designed to close once the rat enters the cage. Inside the metal cage, bait is placed to entice the rat to enter.
The rat triggers the door to shut upon entering the cage and ends up trapped inside. This allows you to trap, transport and release the rat at the location of your choosing.
When choosing a rat trap, the most important thing to consider is whether or not you want the lethal or non-lethal variety.
From there, you can choose from the options available. When used properly, traps can be an effective and safe method for addressing your rat problems. In contrast, other methods such as poisoned bait pose a serious health threat to children and pets.
Rats are an unwanted and unhealthy problem, but thankfully, numbers of traps are available to help you eliminate your problem.
The best form of rodent control is to keep rodents out of your home. Small rodents, such as mice, can fir through cracks as small as 1/4 inch wide.
Mice, in particular, are also able to climb and can jump as high as 12 inches. For this reason, it is important that you inspect the outside of your home regularly, to make sure that there are no cracks or crevices available for mice to enter through.
All doors and windows should be covered by a tight-fitting metal screen, and all chimneys, fans and vents should also be covered by a mesh screen, in order to prevent rodents from gaining access.
Although many people think that having a cat or a dog would be effective rodent control. The fact is that the best way to keep rodents under control is to remain vigilant in your efforts to keep your home free of them.
Secure trash in receptacles that mice and rats cannot break into and make sure that you clean up all crumbs. It is much easier to keep rodents out than it is to get them out once they are there.