Mouse Glue Traps
By DoMyOwnPestControl.com staff
What is a Mouse Glue Board Trap?
A mouse glue trap or glue board 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 board traps for mouse elimination because they present an alternate method of eliminating mice without the use of poisons.
Where can Mouse Glue Board Traps be used?
Glue traps and glue boards 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 Mouse Glue Board Traps work?
Mouse glue traps, like Trapper Mouse Glue Board Traps are easy to use. Simply place the glue boards 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 suffocate to death.
What are the Benefits of using Mouse Glue Board Traps?
- Glue Traps do not use any toxic baits
- Easy to use
- Inexpensive method of control
- Mice die on the board, rather than wondering off and dying in an unknown location where they can cause odors and safety hazards
Are there any drawbacks to using Mouse Glue Board Traps?
When you check the glue traps after a few days, there is always the chance that a trapped mouse will still be in the process of dying, which may be unpleasant for some people. If that idea bothers you, the right trap for you might be a live catch trap, like the Tin Cat Repeating Mouse Trap. Tin Cat traps up to 30 mice at once without glues or poisons, 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, just apply vegetable or mineral oil around the area to easily loosen the trap.
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.
Can Mouse Glue Board Traps be used for Rats?
No. Trapping rats requires much stronger and larger glue boards. If you have a problem with rats, be sure to buy glue traps specified for rat use, such as Trapper Rat Glue Board Traps.
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