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Mouse Control

Two Methods for Mouse Control

There are two successful methods used in mouse control:

  1. Baiting
  2. Trapping

Mouse Control Products

We carry a full line of mice bait, mice traps, mouse bait stations, mouse inspection tools, animal repellents and mouse exclusion materials.

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  1. Mice Traps and Bait Combo Kits

    Starting at: $67.38

    Mice Combo Trap/ Bait Kits combine three types of professional traps, mouse lure attractant, and one type of disposable bait station (bait included) in one kit for a greater selection. At times trapping and or baiting mice require a variety of traps and baits for successful mice control. Not one method works all the time successfully, so a combination of types of traps and a rodent bait will ensure success. Place these traps and bait stations in areas where the mice have been observed.

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  2. Trapper Hidden Kill Mouse Trap

    Trapper Hidden Kill Mouse Trap is a disposable mouse trap that quickly captures mice without a mess. This discrete mouse trap by Bell Labs has a stealthy, low-profile design that will blend with its environment for careful and strategic placement of mice traps. It will capture mice in a fully enclosed area. With a two-way entry, it allows mice to enter in two directions. Baiting with a removable bait cup is easy with Hidden Kill Mouse Trap. The disposal of the mouse is made easy with its easy no touch disposal.

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  3. Victor Tin Cats- M310 and M308

    Starting at: $13.50

    Humane Mouse Trap

    Victor Tin Cat Repeating Mouse Traps comes in two models, a clear top (M308)and a solid top (Model 310). This galvanized repeating mousetrap can be used around food, water, children, and pets. The Victor Tin Cat Repeating Mouse Trap has a low profile goes where wind up traps can't fit.

    • Patented escape proof mechanism, made in the USA.
    • Packaging: singles and case(12 per case)
    • Dimensions: 10.25\" x 6.25\" x 1.75\"
    • Do Not Place Clear Tops Not in direct sunlight.
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  4. Ketch All Mouse Trap - Clear Top

    Ketch-All Mouse Trap has been a standard in the rodent control industry for years.The Ketch-All Mouse trap has proved dependable time and time again because of it's timeless design and sturdy construction. It is classified as a humane trap, but it is not completely humane. When the mouse steps on the trigger it flips it to another chamber. This may or may not stun the mouse, killing it. Learn More
  5. Mini T Rex Mouse Snap Traps

    Trapper Mini Rex Mouse Snap Trap is easier and safe to use than the normal snap traps, Mini Rex Mice Traps can be readily set by foot safely on the ground. Press the trap open like a pedal, keeping fingers free and safe.

    Included with the Mini Rex Mouse Trap is a removable bait cup that inserts from the bottom. The cup can be withdrawn and re-inserted without the rat trap being set, which greatly enhances safety and ease of use.

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  6. Trapper Mouse Glue Trays

    Trapper Mouse Glue Trays are "tray type" glue traps that have a strong adhesive for trapping and hold mice securely on the trap. Not only does Trapper Mouse Glue Trays have strong glue, but it has a low profile, allowing the mice to move onto the traps. Once it steps on the trap, the strong adhesive will trap the mouse with just contact.

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  7. Victor Kill & Seal Mouse Trap Model M265-1 Box (2 Traps)

    Victor Kill/Seal Mouse Trap Model M265 is a hygienic mousetrap. The Victor Kill/Seal Mouse Trap is safe for kids and pets.Victor Kill/Seal Mouse Trap is clean and has a safe kill with containment of a mouse and its parasites.
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  8. Victor glue boards (M309) Tin Cat Replacement Glue Boards -1 Bx

    Victor glue boards(M309) to fit in Victor Tin Cat traps.(4 in X 9.5 in )
    Packaging: 72 boards per box
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  9. JT Eaton 166

    Starting at: $1.99

    This perforated glue board fits into the Repeater and Little Pete. JT Eaton's 166 glue board will catch the mice on the glue for a secure trap. The Little Pete has interior tabs to hold this glue board in place. This universal glue board by JT Eaton will fit in the JT Eaton Repeater Mouse trap or the Little Pete traps with its perforated edges.

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  10. Revenge Press N Set Mouse Trap , 47080

    These mouse traps are very easy and safe to use. They are simple to use, just press them and they set. Press and Set Mouse Traps you have no caught fingers and it snaps open for disposal.

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Mouse Traps

  • One advantage of trapping mice is that it is safer than using rodent baits around children and pets. There is also immediate results with trapping and avoidance of a possible dead rodent odor caused by the use of rodenticides.We carry snap traps, glue traps and multiple mice traps.
  • The disadvantage of trapping is the labor involved. Trapping requires more work than simply placing out bait. In both cases, however it is important to inspect, make sure the surrounding areas are clean and exlude rodent entry points.
  •  For those that want humane traps, we carry the Victor Tin Cat, Tip Top Trap, or Little Pete.  These traps enable the mouse to go in and get trapped, without killing them .
  • Wearing gloves, dispose of mice outside. If you have closed off all entry points, you don't have to worry about it re-entering the structure. It may be difficult to close off all entry points, however, so dispose the live mouse far away from the structure. The mouse snap traps are considered by many to be a humane way to kill mice, since the kill is very quick without suffering. Glue Boards are the least humane way to kill mice.
  • The key to success when trapping is being aggressive and placing several mouse traps where mice have high activity. The greatest mistake in trapping mice, is an underestimation of the mice population. You can never have enough traps.
  • To lure a mouse to a mouse trap, use an attractant such as Provoke Mouse Attractant by placing it on the trap.

 

Mouse Bait

If the mouse or rodent population is so large, that the labor of placing traps and time and cost involved can not solve the mouse problem, use rodent baits. Using rodent baits instead of trapping is an easier solution for some people. Placing out mice bait involves less work, and can be cheaper, depending on the population.

For above ground bait placement, use rodent bait stations.

  • Place mouse bait in tamper resistant mouse bait stations throughout the mice infested area, spacing 8- 12 feet apart.
  • The EPA requires that bait be placed in tamper resistant bait stations to protect people and unintended animals from accidentally eating the bait.
  • Mice continue their normal activity until the bait takes affect, so it is not possible to determine where it will die.
  • Bait is like food to mice so they seek it.
  • Mice Baiting Tips

 

Mice Inspection

It is very important to inspect mouse activity before beginning any mouse control program. Look for rub marks, droppings, foot prints, ect.

 

Mouse Exclusion

Exclusion by blocking structural entry points with copper mesh is typically used in combination with trapping and baiting for maximum effect.

Another exlclusion tool is a foam that seals in an resists the sunlight breaking it down. PUR Black Foam Gun is such a product.PUR Black Foam will expand and bond on surfaces to seal voids, cracks and crevices where rodents, bats, birds, squirrels or insects may enter structures. It wil also seal and stop the passage of air, gases, water, dust fibers, sound and odors. It is a polyurethane and moisture curing foam.

 

House Mouse

house mouseThe house mouse is the most common mice that invade homes in the USA. Occasionally, the deer mouse, white-footed mouse, harvest mouse and pocket mice will invade structures that are in rural or wooded areas.

Originally from central Asia, it was transported by ships to the USA by early trade merchants. The House Mouse is extremely adaptable and capable of survival in many environments. This mouse is small, with a slender body. It weighs between 1/2 oz to 1 oz. It has a pointed snout with large ears. The tail is uniformly dark with light brown or gray fur. The fur is  smooth. Their droppings are small and rod shaped. Mice prefer cereal grains and are omnivorous. They can survive without free water, gathering their water from foods. Mice are nibblers and are inquisitive by nature. They can swim and are excellent climbers. They breed all year long, having about 8 litters per year with 4-7 young per litter. Their life span is about a year.

 

 

 

Mice-Health Pest

The urine in mice has a protein in it that can trigger serious cases of asthma and allergies rhinitis. The mice urinate frequently along their paths covering many areas.

The Hanta Virus carried by the Deer Mouse primarily has been a concern in the southwestern states.

More Information: Get Rid of Mice