Nobody wants mice running around their home or workplace; setting up mouse traps can help you with this problem. There are ways of setting up the traps properly and it’s important to follow the instructions to make sure you’re doing it right. Otherwise, your problem will continue to occur and that is the last thing you want. 

Once you purchase the traps, it’s time to set them up. You will need to place bait on the traps to entice the mice to come near it. Through the right bait, they will come close enough for the trap to do its job. We’ve all seen the cartoons showing the love that mice have for cheese, however, peanut butter is actually a better option when it comes to bait. This is because they are attracted to the smell of the oils found in peanut butter and will want to come right to the source of this smell. The peanut butter will increase your chances of trapping the mouse or mice if you are dealing with more than one.

Strategize the placement of the traps as best as you can. Perhaps you hear them often in a certain area of your home or have a feeling they are coming from one place in particular. Place the traps close to those areas perpendicular to the wall, so that the trap works regardless of the direction the mice are coming from. 

While it may be tempting to use poisonous bait, refrain from doing so and stick to bait that is not harmful like peanut butter. No matter how hard you try, you never know who will have access to the traps and you definitely don’t want children or pets to come across it and come in contact with the poison or worse, digest it. You also run the risk that the mice will eat the poison but won’t get trapped, meaning they’ll end up dead in another part of your home and will rot and smell. They may end up somewhere between your walls, which will really be a problem so it’s just best to avoid poisonous bait completely.

If you require professional help with unwanted animals in your home, Contact Pest Control is who you need to call. They can help remove mice and other animals from your home in a way that is safe for everyone involved. You don’t have to deal with the problem alone!