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Do DIY mouse traps work?

From snap traps to bait stations, you can find a lot of rodent control products at your local department store. However, there are also a lot of homemade options you can easily make on your own. DIY mouse traps can be very effective, but it’s important to know how to safely and correctly set them up. We’ll cover the best options and go over when or where you should use them.

Do DIY mouse traps work; Griffin Pest Solutions

Types of Homemade Mouse Traps

There are dozens of DIY mouse trap ideas on the Internet, but there are two that tend to be most effective. The first is the bucket method, where you place a ramp next to a large bucket. You can spread peanut butter either in the bottom of the bucket or on a cylindrical beam placed gently across the empty lid space. The mouse will fall into the bucket while trying to reach the peanut butter and fall into the bucket, where they cannot climb out. 

The second DIY mouse trap that can work involves placing bait beneath bowls or boxes that trigger a trapping mechanism. Regardless of which option you use, though, remember to be very cautious when setting up or cleaning out the trap. Rodents of any kind can transmit serious diseases, whether they are live or dead – and even by just contaminating a surface. Be sure to keep these traps out of reach of children or pets.

Dangers of Rat Poison

Whether you buy it in the store or try to make your own DIY rat poison, it’s important to note that poison-based traps can hurt more than just rodents. Bait stations are designed to kill the rodents through toxicity, but many of these products – especially store-bought options with harmful chemicals – are also toxic to humans. Particularly if you have small children or pets, we strongly recommend working with a rodent control professional before turning to poisonous-based options.

Best Way to Trap Mice

Though some DIY rodent control techniques can work, getting rid of rodents is never an easy process. And, the longer the infestation can spread, the harder it will be to treat – and the more likely the pests will be to harm your health or damage your property. Getting professional mouse control is the best way to treat an infestation. 

Licensed rodent exterminators have advanced tools and techniques to quickly remove the rodents. Experts also know how to strategically place the traps to get great results without risking your family’s health and safety. If you want to keep your property mouse-free, turn to Griffin Pest Solutions for long-term results.

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