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A glue trap is a flat piece of cardboard covered in a specially designed sticky glue that can be placed flush against floors and walls where rodents travel. Many customers prefer Glue Traps because they present an alternate method of eliminating mice without the use of poisons.
Where can Mouse Glue Traps be used?
Glue traps can be used in food plants, kitchens, restaurants, food processing plants, hospitals, residences, zoos and other sensitive areas where the use of poison is prohibited or discouraged.
How do glue traps work?
Glue traps, like Trapper Mouse Glue Board Traps are easy to use. Simply place the traps where the floor meets the wall in areas where rodents travel (as indicated by rodent signs like hair, droppings, or damage).
Mouse glue traps have a low profile so the mouse will not become suspicious when it happens upon the trap—it will continue to walk across it as if it were an extension of the floor. As soon as the mouse comes in contact with the glue, it becomes entangled and unable to free itself. The mouse will eventually die.
In addition to using the glue traps, you may also want to try the following when controlling mice:
Store any bulk food items in large metal containers or other airtight containers with tight fitting lids, rather than bags or boxes that can easily be gnawed through.
Remove clutter such as paper and cardboard that mice might use to build their nests
Remove undesirable vegetation around your home such as grass clippings and weeds
Keep dog food or other pet food stored in a Rubbermaid container overnight.
What are the Benefits of using Glue Traps?
Glue Traps do not use any toxic baits
Easy to use
Inexpensive method of control
Mice die on the glue board, rather than with poisons where the mouse may wander off and die in an unknown location where they can cause odors and safety hazards
Are there any drawbacks to using Mouse Glue Traps?
When you check the traps you have placed after a few days, there is always the chance that a trapped mouse will be in the process of dying, and not yet dead, which may be unpleasant for some people. In that case, the right trap for you might be a humane mouse trap, like the Victor Tin Cat Mouse Trap, which traps up to 30 live mice at once, allowing you to turn around and set them free outdoors.
What if the glue gets stuck to human skin?
If a pet or child happens to come in contact with the glue from the Glue Trap, it can easily be loosened and removed with vegetable or mineral oil.
What should I do when I find a dead mouse on the Glue Trap?
Mouse glue traps should be checked daily for dead mice. When disposing of dead mice carcasses, always wear rubber gloves to prevent any chance of disease, and place the carcass in a plastic bag for disposal.