Glue Traps vs. Snap Traps?

Snap and glue traps work well when placed and maintained properly. It kind of comes down to your specific situation and maybe how sensitive you are about dealing with dead or dying mice.

The traps kill mice in different ways:

Snap traps usually provide a quick death for the mouse when its back is broken on impact of the kill bar.  Sometimes a leg is trapped instead and the mouse may be alive. As a child we caught a mouse in a snap trap by its leg and the noise of the mouse in pain was one that I will never forget. I prefer to never use snap traps but that is my opinion.

Glue boards rarely result in a quick death for the mouse. It can be a slow and noisy process as the mouse struggles to get free. Death is usually caused by suffocation when the mouse gets it nose and face stuck in the glue.

Glue traps are cheaper to use than snap traps because the glue traps are a one shot deal while the snap traps can be reused over and over again. Which type of mousetrap you buy depends on how extensive the infestation is and how many traps you will need.

Glue traps are convenient in that the glue board and the dead mouse attached can be disposed of together. With snap traps, you will have to remove and dispose of the dead mouse and reset and re-bait the traps. Both traps are nontoxic and no poison is involved. You can bait both traps to further attract mice.

Using either kind of mousetrap

Make sure you place the taps in areas where you have seen mice activity, along walls, edges and other mouse runways. Place traps where you have seen mouse droppings, nesting materials, or gnawing damage. Don’t place glue traps in dusty areas, or in very hot areas where the glue may run. Check the traps often or you may have to deal with the smell of dead mice.

Both traps can be a hazard to small children or pets that could become stuck on a glue trap or snapped by a snap trap. Place traps where children or pets won’t come into contact with them. Traps can be placed inside a tamper resistant rodent bait station that will keep it away from children and pets, and will shield the trap from view. If a child or pet gets stuck on a glue trap, they can be released with plain old cooking oil.

You could call F&W Pest Control if you do not want to deal with placing out either snap or glue traps and our work is guaranteed. Call us today!

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