Hi, I am Andy Woolworth with Victor.
Today I’m discussing the difference between traps and poisons.
Traps and poisons are both highly effective ways of eliminating rodent problems.
Understanding the advanges and uses of each will help you as you encounter issues with
pests. Mechanical traps remain the fastest and most
reliable solution to control rats and mice. Trapping mice has many advantages over other
methods including value, ease of removal, and safety.
Traps are time tested and are a top choice by professionals for fast, effective rodent
control. Traps are naturally alluring to a curious
rodent. If enough traps are put out the first night,
it is very likely that you may eliminate your rodent problem within 24 hours.
Traps are non-toxic, making them safe around children and pets and come in a variety of
options from simple wood snap traps to advanced electronic traps.
Rodent baits, also known as rodenticides, offer an economical and efficient approach
for eliminating large rodent populations. The most commonly used formulation of rodenticides
are pellets and blocks. Typically, blocks are used in bait stations
or secured in one location to prevent rodents from carrying them away.
Pellets encourage the rodent to transfer them. For this reason, this type of mouse bait is
not suggested for use in homes with children or pets.
Rodenticides enable effective control or large rodent populations where trapping would be
impractical. Rodenticides are appealing to rodents because
they contain a majority of the rodent’s natural food source.
Baits are mainly composed of grains and seeds; these foods are proven to very appealing and
well accepted by most rodents. Additionally, most rodenticide actives are
odorless and tasteless, increasing the appeal in palatability of this control method.
Rodenticide active ingredients are formulated in several ways to provide a wide range of
options for controlling rodents in any environment. Rodent and mouse bait can be used inside or
outside and has been proven to appeal to those pesky creatures.
So that’s the basics of rodent traps and poisons.