Over the years, several mouse trapping techniques have been used. Probably one of the oldest techniques is the use of traditional snap trap. It is fairly effective up to now but the technological advancement has led to a more efficient, safe, and humane method of killing rats.
Nowadays, many people are turning to the electronic mouse trap to get rid of mice, which can cause a lot of trouble in a household or a business. See, rats break things, eat food and carry diseases, some of which can be fatal. They gnaw wirings, causing short circuits and affecting the appliances at home or at the office. These pests do nothing but mess with people’s lives. This is why the development of electronic mouse trap is a welcome relief to people who have been dealing with rat infestation.
What makes it better?
You might have been wondering what makes an electronic mouse trap better than the traditional snap trap. The two devices have the same purpose of killing mice but they work differently.
The manual snap trap causes a gruesome death to rats. Once the pest eats the bait, it will set off the trap, crushing its neck and killing it. The blood gushes out of the rodent, creating a mess you would have to clean up after. What’s worse is that some rats do not instantly die even if they get trapped. They will suffer a lot of pain while locked up in the trap. This can be seen by other rats, making them more cautious. If this happens, you will have a harder time catching the other rats because they will be more careful so as to avoid the traps.
Electronic mouse trap, on the other hand, works smoothly and faster. It is also considered a more humane way of killing rats because it doesn’t cause a lot of suffering to the pest. The trap is equipped with a circuit that will electrocute the rat once it pulls out the bait. Within seconds, the mouse will die. Moreover, the device can kill multiple rats in one set of batteries, unlike the snap trap that you would have to clean after every kill. The electronic mouse trap is also safer because the circuit is insulated and kept. This means that kids and pets are very unlikely to be accidentally electrocuted.
This type of mouse trap is made by different brands. When buying, you have to make sure that you are getting a high-quality device. Otherwise, you will just waste your money on a device that wouldn’t last long. In order to know more about different brands of electronic mouse trap, check around online and read reviews first. This way, you can have an idea on what works and what doesn’t. We’ll be covering the different brands in following posts on the best mouse and rat traps.
Another thing to remember is to understand the instructions carefully so as to prevent yourself from getting hurt. It is better to be safe than sorry. It is also advisable to continue placing the trap even if you have already caught several rats to make sure that there are no more left in the house.
Stay tuned and good luck!