How to Use Mouse Traps Safely with Children or Pets

How to Use Mouse Traps Safely with Children or Pets

Mice have been a bother to human beings for thousands of years. They sneak into our homes and contaminate our foods with dangerous diseases, putting the safety of our friends and family at risk. Mice are known carriers of Salmonellosis, Hantavirus, and other diseases that can be lethal. Getting rid of the pests in your home is key, but you must do it safely if there are pets or young children in the house. Luckily, there are some traps available that are designed with just that in mind. For professional removal and pest-proofing, call Mouse Control: 647-496-0492.

Mice are extremely common pests in every continent of the world. These are omnivorous, nocturnal mammals that seek food and shelter in human homes. They have slender bodies that measure up to 10cm in length and have long, nearly hairless tails. Mice feed primarily on seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. As rodents, they can chew through tough materials like wood and plastic. To get in the house, they chew through vents and squeeze through holes merely one quarter of an inch wide. Signs of an infestation of mice include tiny black droppings, grease marks on the floorboards, and scratching sounds coming from the walls of the home.

If you’re interested in trapping mice, be sure to use traps that are highly rated for safety and efficacy. Some traps are designed with children and pets in mind. These usually have their snapping mechanisms inside a chamber so that no one accidentally sets the trap off. Mice enter the traps and perish without exposure. Another benefit to these kinds of traps is that the mice can then be disposed of without any direct contact. Simply open the chamber and dump the pest out in the garbage or throw out the entire trap. This stops any mice from contaminating your floors or infecting your family with their bodily fluids.

When using traps yourself, make sure that you are placing them in areas of high mouse traffic. Look for signs of mice and place your traps along the walls of those infested rooms. You may also place them in base kitchen cabinets along the back wall. Wear a pair of disposable gloves when handling them and use a toothpick or cotton swab to place baits so that you do not leave your scent on the traps. Use baits that mice crave like peanut butter or chocolate and only use very small amounts. Finally, you should be sure to remove all other sources of food from the home. Store food in sealed containers and vacuum regularly.

If you are struggling to get rid of an infestation, or you are worried about the safety of your loved ones, call Mouse Control. We will inspect your home thoroughly and place bait stations in areas of mouse activity. These stations are tamper-proof and require a key to open, so no child or animal will be able to access the rodenticides inside. These rodenticides are highly effective at eliminating mice and will likely get rid of your mouse problem within a month. Call Mouse Control Toronto today for safe and effective mouse removal: 647-496-0492.