Mouse traps are an effective method of non-toxic mouse control. There are 4 types of mouse traps commonly used for rodent control: Snap Traps, Multiple Catch Traps, Glue Traps, and Electronic Traps.
Mechanical traps are the fastest and most reliable solution to controlling rats and mice.
- Types of Traps
Types of Mouse Traps
Typically wooden, this mouse trap style was first invented by Victor® over 100 years ago! For the last decade, our mouse traps have been trusted around the world, and in millions of homes each year, to control rodents. In general, snap mouse traps are one of the oldest, most reliable devices for controlling rodents.
Snap mouse traps use a kill bar to swiftly contact the rodent's neck in one powerful stroke.
There are three general styles of snap mouse traps in the market today:
- Wooden Snap Mouse Traps
- Easy-Set Snap Mouse Traps - Made of Plastic Material
- Quick Set, "clam-style" Snap MouseTrap
Victor® Snap Mouse Traps are manufactured in all three styles, offering you trusted mouse traps that are easy to use and effective!
Watch how Victor® snap mouse traps are set!
A relatively new innovation, electronic rodent traps are available in both rat and mouse versions. These traps produce death via electrocution which is delivered through a high voltage shock. Electronic traps are easy to use, economical, and provide a quick, humane kill.
As one of our most innovative products, the Victor® Electronic Mouse Trap eliminates mice in less than 5 seconds and some versions can kill up to 150 mice on 1 set of batteries.
Electronic traps are easy to use - simply bait and turn ON. Victor® traps use patented smart circuit technology to sense when a rodent enters the unit. Once the rodent is inside, the system delivers a humane, high-voltage shock to effectively kill the rodent. A green light blinks to indicate capture and a red light blinks to indicate low batteries. Rodents can then be dumped directly into the trash for no-touch, no-view rodent control.
Watch how electronic mouse traps work!
A highly economical trap, multiple catch mouse traps are capable of automatically capturing one mouse after another. Depending on the model, some mouse traps can hold up to 30 mice. Multiple catch traps do not have any kill mechanism and can be used for catch and release rodent control.
In addition to mice, multiple catch traps will capture other small animals such as voles, shrews, snakes and deer mice. Victor® Multiple Catch Traps employ a patented trap-door system to capture the mice more effectively than others on the market.
Glue traps are commonly used to control mice and juvenile rodents. Glue traps are very easy to use, handle, monitor and dispose. They are also an inexpensive tool in your effort to control rodents.
Additionally, glue traps can catch insects, spiders, snakes, scorpions and other small pests. Glue traps can lose their effectiveness in dusty areas unless covered. Extremes in temperatures can also affect the tackiness of the glue.
To practice catch and release rodent control, vegetable oil can be used to release pests.
There are two styles of Victor® Glue Traps in the market today:
- Glue Boards
Thin layers of glue applied to cardboard. Glue boards lie flat on the ground so that a rodent does not have to step up onto the trap. Most glue boards have an option to be folded into a tent, keeping the glue surface dust-free. Glue boards are used most frequently by pest management professionals.
- Glue Trays
Thicker layer of glue in a plastic tray. The entrance to the trap is set up off the ground by the depth of the tray holding the glue.
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