Benefits of Electric Mouse Traps
One of the dangers of leaving rat or mouse poison throughout your home is that you always run the risk of a pet or a child accidentally coming in contact with the poison. Even the best-hidden rat poison can be found by a curious dog or cat, and the consequences could be devastating.
One of the main benefits of the electric mouse trap is that you can effectively get rid of large populations of mice and rats without coating your home with dangerous insecticides. Rodents that ingest poison also run the risk of not dying in place, but rather making their way into the walls of your home where they then die. Once you discover the smell of decomposing vermin in your walls, it might be a costly renovation to get rid of them.
Electric mouse traps are widely considered to be the most humane way to kill unwanted mice and rats in your home. Whereas poisoning rodents can lead to a slow and painful death and snap traps and glue traps can leave a mouse maimed (meaning you´ll have to finish the job), electric mouse traps effectively kill rats in as little as five seconds with quick and powerful voltage currents.
Another benefit of these types of traps is that they make it easy and sanitary to get rid of the rodents that are killed in the traps. You never have to touch the rodent, but rather can simply pick up the trap and empty the dead animal into the trash. Remember to clean out the inside of the electric mouse trap before placing it back in a corner of your home as rats are repelled by that infamous “dead mouse” smell.
Electric mouse traps also offer the benefit of being a long-lasting solution. One set of batteries will last for anywhere between 10 and 100 kills, meaning that you will not have to spend a lot of money on replacing batteries every time a kill occurs. Since the electric voltage is only activated when the rat or mouse is inside the trap, the batteries will last a long time.
Finally, electric mouse traps are one of the best ways to get rid of rodents of every size. While smaller mice might be able to steal the bait from snap traps through not being heavy enough to trigger the device, electric traps will “zap” a mouse no matter how tiny it is.