Best Homemade Mouse Traps
We’re all familiar with that classic snapping mousetrap. It’s considered the go-to when you suspect rodent activity within a property – but it’s far from the only option you have when it comes to rodent control. Every rat or mouse infestation is a little different, and therefore treatment depends heavily on the source and scope of their activity. There are DIY mouse traps, and they can work, but only if they’re made and used correctly.
Homemade Mouse Trap Alternative
Aside from the traditional snap trap, the ramp and bucket maneuver is the most popular mouse trap alternative. How it works is that you coat the inside of a bucket with peanut butter and place it near the suspected site of activity. From that point you can lean some kind of ramp up to the side, and if there are mice they will go up to get the peanut butter, fall into the bucket and be unable to get out. You can fill the bucket with water beforehand to drown the mice, or you can keep it empty and release them back into nature.
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Dangers of Poison-Based Mouse Traps
You’ve likely seen the mouse bait products they sell at the store, and it probably wouldn’t surprise you to learn that these tools often contain harmful chemicals. They’re meant to be toxic to rats and mice, but they’re harmful to humans as well. If you live with children or animals you should be especially wary of any form of retail or DIY rat poison. For rodent control that’s safe as well as effective, it’s always best to rely on a professional rodent control technician.
Most Reliable way to trap mice
You don’t need to be a handyman to eradicate a rodent infestation. All you need is the aid of a professional rodent control technician, and our team at Batzner Pest Control is the best in the Badger State. We have over 70 years of experience in rodent control and extermination, and we can implement the treatment you need to go back to being rodent-free. To get started, contact us today!
Do DIY Mouse Traps Work? in Wisconsin