If you have a rat control problem in your home, you want to get rid of the rats as soon as possible. Many people often rely on poisons to exterminate rats, and we all know that these kind of methods will get rid of the problem quickly and reliably.
But some of us just love animals, and we don’t want to see them hurt. Even if it is a rat, we don’t want to subject them to any harm! So luckily there are some rat traps out there that you can use to catch rodents alive. You can use these traps anywhere in your home, for treating rats in your loft to rats in your kitchen.
There are so many options out there for live-catch traps for rodents. You can even go the whole hog and make one yourself. I These traps are clean, humane and safe if you have small children and pets in your home.
A normal live-catch rodent trap has a small door that will snap shut once the rat has entered it. You have to put a little bit of bait into the trap, and make sure it has plenty of air holes too. Then when you’ve caught the rat, you can give it it’s freedom by taking the trap outdoors (remember to go quite far away from your home for this, rodents do tend to return!) and releasing the rodent.
You can have the best humane traps out there but still not catch a rat in them. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid when using live-catch traps.
• Not wearing protective gear. Remember that gloves need to be worn at all time when handling any type of rodent trap and the bait that goes in them.
• Using too much bait. Putting loads of bait into a rodent trap might seem like it will attract more rats, but using too much of it can cause the trap to trigger without there being a rodent present.
• Wrong trap location. Placing traps in the wrong place can lead to you catching no rodents at all.
• Only using one trap. Just placing one trap in your home may mean it will take longer to catch the rat. Set up multiple traps around your home and you’ll have a much stronger chance to alleviate your rodent pest control problem.