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The effectiveness of mouse traps

When set properly, a baited mouse trap will lure a rodent into triggering a spring-loaded bar onto its neck — killing it instantly. However, mouse traps are known to fail by either false triggering or trapping a mouse which results in the animal suffering a slow death. When compared to today’s technological advancements in pest control, mouse traps have proven to be an unreliable pest removal solution.

The Problems with Mouse Traps

Baited snap traps, glue traps, and poisons were once the only ways to catch invasive pests such as mice and rats. Today, mouse traps are viewed as outdated and inhumane. Not only are traps easy to set improperly, but they can also be:

  • Easily avoided

    Cautious and perceptive rodents can easily navigate around traps and retrieve the bait without triggering the release bar.

  • Harmful to humans

    Many homeowners have accidentally pinched or broken a finger while attempting to set a mouse trap.

  • Malodorous

    When effective, mouse traps leave dead mice and therefore require constant monitoring and immediate removal before the dead rodent begins to smell.

Humane Pest Control Methods

How Do Mouse Traps Work?Fortunately, pest control and removal methods have advanced to include more humane, effective, and mice removal practices, including:

  • Non-lethal, live-catch traps
  • Non-toxic sprays
  • Off-site pest release

Effective Mice Removal Services in Orlando

If you notice signs of a mouse infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to contact the professional pest removal experts at Critter Control® of Orlando. Our experienced technicians will use humane measures to permanently solve your mouse problem. To get a free estimate or for more information regarding our mice removal services, please call us today at 407-295-7194.


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