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Rodent baits vs snap traps

The two most common rodent control methods for homes across Wisconsin are rodent baits and snap traps. They can work very well, or they can be essentially useless. It just depends on the circumstances. When choosing a rodent trap, you should consider:

  • Source of infestations
  • Possible exposure to toxicity
  • Access to help from a professional exterminator 
Rodent Baits Vs Snap Traps | Batzner Pest Control

What's the difference between rodent bait and snap traps?

You’ve likely seen a snap trap, if not in real life, at least in cartoons or movies. These traditional mouse traps rely on a simple mechanism and a small piece of bait. When the bait is moved, a pressure-sensitive plate releases a bar that delivers a fatal blow to the neck. Rat baiting, on the other hand, lures in rodents with a supply of poison disguised to seem like food. Rodents are tricked into eating the supposed food which ultimately kills them.

Should I Choose Bait Stations or snap traps?

How do you decide whether or not to use a snap trap or a bait station? It all depends on your goals and the type of infestation that you may be dealing with. Snap traps are good when you know exactly where the rats are coming from, but if you put them in the wrong place they’re essentially useless. And rodent baits are good for less-accessible areas of the home, but they take longer to affect a population and the results may be harder to track. 

It all comes down to preference: would you rather work with poison bait or handle dead rodents? It’s not a pretty choice to make, but luckily those are not the only options you have.

Safest Option for rodent baiting in Wisconsin

It’s not pleasant dealing with a rodent infestation. If you don’t want to treat it yourself, you don’t have to. The team at Batzner Pest Control has over 70 years of experience in eradicating all kinds of rat and mouse infestations. We can do the difficult and dirty work so you don’t have to. Contact us today to get started!

Rodent Baits vs Snap Traps in Wisconsin

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