Do Sticky Mousetraps Work?
When it comes to mousetraps, the most traditional method is a snap trap, also known as spring-loaded bar traps. But that’s not your only option. Sticky mousetraps, or mouse glue tray, are also readily available. But do they work?
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When mice are baited to the sticky trap, they are immobilized by an adhesive surface. They die from hypothermia since they can’t move and maintain their body temperature. The glue trap consists of a flat piece of cardboard covered in specially designed sticky glue. The traps can be placed on floors and against walls where the rodents travel.
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Sticky Mousetrap Benefits
As for the benefits of a sticky mousetrap, they do not use toxic baits, they’re simple and easy to use, are inexpensive and the mice die on the glue as opposed to wandering off and dying in an unknown location as they do with poison.
Anywhere you see mouse droppings is a prime spot to set mouse traps. And the more traps you set, the more mice you’ll catch—period.
The longer a sticky mouse trap sits around the less sticky it gets. It becomes coated in dust and will no longer be effective. In general, these traps are ineffective in locations with a lot of dust, dirt or water. They’re also less useful in extreme hot or cold temperatures.
It’s important to note that it’s not exactly humane to trap, and subsequently kill, mice. However, if you have a mouse problem, this may be far from your mind. If you prefer an alternative method, you can try live-catching mousetraps, which use food baits to attract mice, with a metal door snapping closed to capture the creature. You will then need to release the mouse back into the wild. You can also try the use of deterrents like peppermint and used kitty litter.
Regardless of your method, pinpointing where the mice are getting in to your home is of the utmost importance. Here’s our best advice for how to have a mouse-free house.
Heavy duty mouse glue traps are an excellent method for ridding your home of rats and mice. Like all traps, however, the key to their success lies in knowing how to properly place them. Read on to learn how glue traps work, what benefits they have to offer, and how to use them to get the best results.
Benefits of Rodent Glue Traps
Victor® glue traps are a simple and non-toxic method of rodent control. Glue traps are inexpensive, easy to use, and come in a variety of styles. There’s no setting or baiting required to use them, so they are perfect for people of all experience levels. We offer both disposable glue traps, as well as refillable glue trays to suit your needs. In addition to catching rodents, snap traps for mice are also great for catching crawling insects that invade your home.
Victor® Hold-Fast® Refillable Glue Trays boasts a sturdy, refillable design that allows you to use them over and over to help you control your pest problems. Each glue trap board can be conveniently popped or slid out of the tray to make set up and disposal as easy and simple as possible. Due to the large surface area of the glue traps, you can catch multiple mice and insects at once to keep your home pest-free.
Victor® Hold-Fast® Disposable Glue Traps, on the other hand, can be used in over 10 different configurations so you can place them anywhere. Each trap can lay flat, folded to prevent dust or debris from getting on the glue, or they can be folded into a unique shape to place in corners, in between appliances, or underneath furniture. Their versatility does not stop there. You can even tear along the perforated edges to create two separate traps.
All Victor® glue traps come pre-baited with a peanut butter scent that entices rodents to step onto the sticky surface. Once they step foot on the board, the rodents and insects become stuck fast.