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Tips for Setting a Mousetrap Properly

 In In The Media, Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

Whether you own a restaurant or another commercial property, rodent problems are extremely common. Not only are rodent infestations gross, they can also be destructive and dangerous. Mice leave a mess everywhere they go with their gnawing and nesting habits—not to mention the foul odors and droppings! Seeing even one mouse is often a bad sign there are more nearby, especially with their rapid rate of reproduction.

It’s important to act quickly when you notice the signs of a rodent infestation. One of the most common ways to control mice is with mousetraps. Keep reading for Isotech’s top tips for setting a mousetrap properly.

What are the Best Mousetraps?

There are several types of mousetraps, including electronic, catch-and-release, and glue traps. Each type has different advantages and disadvantages. The most common and popular type of mousetrap is usually the spring-loaded mousetrap. This classic design has been used for decades to catch mice, and is easier to set up than you may think!

Spring-loaded mousetraps are placed in areas of suspected rodent activity with bait. When the spring mechanism is triggered, the metal bar will snap and effectively catch the mouse.

5 Tips for Setting a Mousetrap Successfully

Setting a mousetrap may seem easy, but there are several ways you can increase your chances of successfully catching mice:

  1. Use the best mousetrap bait
    1. Contrary to popular belief, not all mice like cheese!
    2. You only need to use a small amount of bait that cannot be reached unless mice step on the trap. If they can swipe it without standing on the trap, they will!
  2. Start with unloaded mousetraps
    1. Try setting traps out with bait (without loading them) for a couple of nights. This will trick mice into a false sense of security with the mousetraps.
  3. Use multiple traps at once
    1. Set more than one trap out—each two to three feet apart each—to have a better chance at catching as many mice as possible at once.
  4. Set mousetraps in the right places
    1. Place mousetraps where mouse activity is common, including along walls and behind furniture, with the bait placed nearest to the wall.
  5. Check your mousetraps regularly
    1. Mice can, in some instances, grab bait without setting off the trap. They can also set the trap off without getting caught! Regularly check that they are set properly.

Professional Help with Mice Extermination

If you’ve placed several traps in your commercial property and are still noticing mice running rampant, it’s best to call the professionals at Isotech. We have the years of experience needed to get rid of mice quickly and effectively. To learn more tips for setting a mousetrap properly or to learn about our mice extermination, give our experts a call today!

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