A mouse is among the worst rodents in your home or office. Within a very short duration, all your documents, clothes and other important materials will be spoilt. This is why you need a plan to eradicate them ASAP. Mouse traps are among the best ways to get rid of them. But a lot of people make mistakes when setting the trap. Read on to see common mistakes to avoid.
Mistakes to avoid when setting a mouse trap
Ruining your bait
Rodents smell human scent. When you touch the bait with bear hands, they will smell you and most probably avoid the trap. To take care of this, use gloves if you have to touch that trap. It is also important to use gloves when removing the rodents from the trap to avoid the spread of diseases.
Wrong food baits
Rats love seed and nuts, in fact, they are its primary food. Calories can serve as good bait too. Use things like chocolate in your trap. If you choose the wrong foods, the animal will not be attracted to eating it. Hence it will fail.
Setting the trap on wrong spots
You should learn that rodents love running across open places and along walls. This then is the best areas to set that trap. Ensure that the trigger and baits face the wall, this lures the rodents to explore and in the process, they are caught. And again choose concealed places, like behind cabinets and stove.
Using very few traps
Rodents reproduce at a very high rate. This makes it very difficult to get rid of them. Spotting a single rat means a couple of them in the house. Avoid using one trap; the rodents might as well notice something fishy and avoid it. With some them, it will seem normal, and they will get trapped. You must invest in some traps if you want to get rid of them fast. There is an area they love most, utilize that and set as many traps as you can in such points.
Using too much bait
When you use too much bait, the rodent gets the chance to steal some, eat away from the trap. They might not get to the area with the poison. So you will only be feeding them. To solve this, use very small amounts, of well-selected baits. This attracts the mouse, eats all of it, and it will eventually die.