How to Properly Place Glue Traps
The Best Place for a Glue Trap
Victor® glue traps are an excellent, simple and non-toxic method of rodent control; however, for best results, they must be placed properly. Always place your glue boards or glue trays along known travel paths of the rodent.
Rats are cautious to interact with new objects that are in their environment. Make sure to place your Victor® Hold-Fast® glue tray in areas where signs of rat activity take place.
Mice like to travel along walls and baseboards so place your traps along these areas where evidence of mice such as fecal pellets or droppings are seen. When placing traps it is always best to lay them flat with the side along the wall bent up 90 degrees using the provided perforation that runs lengthwise along the one long side on the board. This will create two catch areas, one along the wall and another on the floor.
Another option is to tent the glue trap. This should be done when placed in a dusty or dirty area or you want to prevent children or pets from coming in contact with the adhesive or the catch in the trap.
All Victor mouse and rat glue boards are pre-baited with a non allergenic peanut butter attractant so no additional baiting is required. In addition to mice these traps will also catch crawling insects and spiders.
By following these simple tips you will greatly increase your success and eliminate your rat or mouse problem. Are you looking for alternative methods of rodent control? Check out the Victor Learning Center for tips and strategies and how to articles on rodent control.