Tips For Trapping Mice
When it comes to trapping mice, you do not want to place traps all over the house and hope for the best. The best strategy is to locate where the trouble spots are in your home. Thoroughly inspect specific areas of your home like crawl spaces, basements, and around appliances. These are areas that often have the most rodent activity.
Once you have located the areas in your home that have the most significant mice issues. Make sure you are choosing the proper trap for the job. If you can identify an example mouse to get an idea of their size that would be best.
You do not want to go for a small catch and release trap for large rats because they would be ineffective. You would not want to waste money on something too big and unnecessary for small field mice.
Now that you have an idea of what kind of mice you have and where they make sure you have enough traps to handle the job. If you have a large infestation in one area, you do not want to miss an opportunity to catch one, and if all the traps are full, you are going to waste more time.
The last thing you should think about is what kind of bait you are using. Protein-based baits like peanut butter are typically the most effective at luring in mice. Do some research on the type of mice you are dealing with and see what they like the most. Try and keep your traps away from any extreme smells or animal odors because that would deter the mice from wanting the bait.