As fall starts to roll around, outdoor pests, especially rodents, will soon need to find some shelter. Unfortunately, the best shelter that they can find is in your home, so they will be quite persistent in trying to gain entry. Once they are in, they will start to multiply, spread disease and cause a lot of damage to the building. As such, it’s important to be prepared with the best mice traps available on the market. Let’s take a look at the different types of mouse traps available.

Snap traps

You are probably already familiar with the iconic snap trap. It features a mechanism under tension that is triggered when mice take the bait inside the trap. There are several types of snap traps including bar, hidden kill and clam. The advantages of these traps is that they can kill mice instantly and that they are inexpensive and reusable. However, they can be hard to set. A bar trap is the type of trap you think about when you hear of a snap trap. It features a pressure plate on which you place the bait, and a bar that will snap onto the mouse killing it. The hidden kill snap trap is basically a bar trap inside of a container. The advantage of this trap is that you do not have to see the dead mouse after it is triggered. Finally, the clam snap trap has a clam-like jaw instead of a bar.

Electric traps

Electric traps are a high tech option if you want to give the mice a very quick death, and you do not want to have to look at the mouse after. They are designed to have easy disposal, and to be safe for humans and pets. They run on batteries, are typically larger than other traps, and are a bit more on the expensive side.

Sticky traps

Stick traps are very simple. You have a board, made out of either plastic or cardboard, with glue on it. There is minimal set up required, and you do not even have to use bait. Once a mouse is caught, you can just throw the entire thing away. However, this type of trap needs to be kept out of the way of pets and children or else they might get stuck on it.

Live catch traps

If you do not want to kill the mice, and instead capture and release them, there are live catch traps, which will trap the mice inside, allowing you to relocate off your property, usually at a recommended distance of 3 miles.

All of these traps can be very effective, but in the case of a larger infestation, you will ultimately need the help of a pro. Contact us today if you have a mouse infestation on your property.