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Rodent Snap Traps

Rodent Snap Traps – Snap traps have been around for over a hundred years and are still used effectively to control rodents today.  They come in a variety of forms from the tried and true, wooden snap trap, to modern versions made from plastic.  They all work on the same principle; bait the trap, set the trap, the rodent feeds on the bait, and the trap kills the rodent when the trap is triggered.  Some traps feature an “expanded trigger” that enables the rodent to trip the trap without having to stop and feed on the bait.  If you are trying to control mice, you will need a lot more snap traps than if you are trying to control rats.  Mice have smaller territories than rats, so placing more mice sized snap traps will ensure that you have at least one trap in a mouse’s territory.  Place at least one mouse snap trap every 10 -15 feet along walls where mice activity is seen.  Place at least one rat snap trap every 30 – 50 feet along walls where rat activity is seen.  Place the traps against the wall in such a manner that the trap will “snap” toward the wall.  Any other position is not recommended as it will give the rodent a chance to be thrown off the trap.  Traps can actually be zip tied, to things like pipes and boards that rodents are using to travel through areas.  Read and follow all pesticide labeling.