When to Use What Weapon Where!

September 10, 2007 - Lititz, PA-Mice and rats, beware! Homeowners today have more weapons than ever in the ongoing battle against rodents who are costing the United States more than $1 billion in damages annually.

There are solutions to the rodent problem to fit every budget and virtually every situation, according to the experts at Victor®, the most recognized name in rodent control.They range from the original Victor® spring-trip mouse trap that is still the biggest seller to new state-of-the-art electronic traps and a growing number of ultrasonic rodent repellers and Rodenticides.

The original Victor wood-based wire snap mouse trap is still effective, with a kill rate of nearly 95 percent, and can be used around food, water, children and pets. It offers clean and quick trapping, and, you don't even need bait with some of the newer traps that come with a "Swiss cheese" pedal.

Quick-set mouse and rat traps have exceptionally high kill rates and are the easiest to set and bait - they set and release with one simple click. They contain a power bar designed for a quick, humane kill. One mouse trap also has a unique covered designed, and the trapping mechanism tells you when a mouse is caught so you don't have to touch or see the mice.

A variety of mouse and rat glue boards and trays are available that catch the rodents, hold them securely and require no setting and no baiting. A pest-attracting scent is dispersed throughout the glue. You just place and catch.

To combat rodents in larger sizes, your answer may be the world's first electronic mouse and rat traps that were recently introduced to the market place. The patented Victor Electronic Mouse Trap features a patented tunnel design that guides and positions the mouse to ensure quick, clean capture with no escapes after activating. It is the most humane trapping solution available, with the consistent quick demise of only 5-10 seconds. There is no messy clean up and no need to ever touch a rodent again. You simply lift the lid and discard the dead mouse.

The new Victor Electronic Rat Trap features a patent pending design that prevents escapes and attains a 90 percent kill rate since it activates when the rat completes the circuit by touching the metal plates inside the plastic housing. The voltage applied by the trap will break through the rat's callused skin, claws and dirt, and will prevent even large male rats reaching 500 grams in weight from escaping. The unit also applies killing voltage for two minutes, which is necessary since rats can restart their hearts after an electronic shock.

A growing assortment of anticoagulant and non-anticoagulant Rodenticides enable homeowners and commercial users to kill mice and rats with a single feeding in one to six days, depending on the active ingredient. Rodenticides can be effective for indoor and outdoor rodent control, but should be used with care, especially when children and pets are in the area.

Homeowners who do not want to trap or kill mice or rats, but would rather keep them away have a wide assortment of ultrasonic repellers from which to choose. These units plug into any electrical outlet and use high frequency sound to effectively repel the rodents. The sound is inaudible to people and non-rodent pets and does not interfere with the operation of radio, television or other electronic equipment. A new line of Victor Mini Ultrasonic PestChasers® feature advanced miniature technology that makes the units more unobtrusive and easier to hide from view.

Victor is part of the Woodstream Corporation, which sells more natural ingredient pest control products than any other company in the world.