There are different varieties of mouse traps on sale in today’s market, from the old-fashioned snap traps to state-of-the-art electronic mouse killers.
The old school snap trap has been around for quite a while now. Normally a bait is put onto a spike on the target area of the trap and then a bar (spring loaded) is fed through the hoop holding the arm of the trap (the dangerous part). As the mouse places its front feet onto the target area to access the bait it sets off the sprung loaded arm to snap down on itself at the back of the neck thus breaking its back and killing it.
One type of humane mouse trap comes in the form of a live-catch trap, these are commonly trip-traps where the mouse accesses the trap to get to the bait. When the mouse reaches a certain point of the device the rear of the trap will raise up allowing the door to close behind him thus trapping the mouse within the trap. If, as lots of people do, you want to release the mouse into the wild again, try to avoid letting it go in your garden, as the probabilities are you will be catching that same mouse againat a later date
Other types of the humane mouse traps on sale are the multi-mouse catch trap and the automatic catch trap. These can catch up to 10 mice and 15 mice (respectively) at a time, all live-catch traps need to be checked at regular intervals and preferably should not be left unchecked for periods longer than 24 hours, so if you are going away for the weekend don’t bother setting your mouse traps, you can always leave the trap permanently open and this will allow the mice to get used to accessing the trap without fear.
The final mouse trap is the electronic mouse killer, this type is placed along the mouse run if possible, mice habitually run along the bottom of walls/skirting boards because they feel more secure being able to see the whole of the room . As the mouse accesses the trap to get at any available bait it triggers the mechanism by putting it’s paws onto metal plates strategically placed within the unit.As the mouse creates a circuit with its feet it receives an electric shock from the metal plates killing it immediately. The unfortunate mouse is then extricated and the unit can be used again.
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