When you discover you have mice in your home, it can be incredibly stressful. What do you do? How do you get rid of them? One way to start eliminating the unwanted intruders is trapping. Depending on your situation and the size of your infestation, different types of traps are more effective.
Probably the most common, and possibly cliché, form of trapping mice is through snap traps. If you were to imagine a mousetrap right now, one of these would probably be what pops into your head. Snap traps have been around for over a century, and for good reason. They’re very effective if used correctly, and are typically re-settable after snapping. Unfortunately, you need to be attuned to mouse behavior in order to know where, when, and how to set the traps.
Multiple Catch Traps
If your goal is to get as many mice as possible out of your house, alive, this may be a great option for you. A live-catch trap can hold up to 30 mice at once and is best used for a small infestation. The mice go in an opening on one side, but then cannot get back out. Unfortunately, once you trap the mice, you have to figure out what to do with them. Because there are quite a few restrictions on nuisance wildlife relocation, it is best to use a professional to weigh your options for trapping.
Similar to the multiple catch traps, the electric traps have a tunnel through which the mice enter. However, in these, they are given a quick electric zap that kills them humanely and without suffering.
Using Critter Control®
Although some trapping may work, it’s best to hire a professional for trapping mice. Once we find where the mice are getting into your home, we will seal entry points and determine which trap works best for your infestation. Moreover, hiring a professional will ensure that you have taken all the correct precautions to get the mice out, clean up any feces or damages, and keep your family safe.
At Critter Control®, we are trained to assess and handle all forms of nuisance wildlife. Whether you have one or more than 100, we can help. Schedule your in-home consultation today by calling 561-274-0224.