Which is easier to trap - mice or rats?
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It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to trap - whether it’s mice or
rats, or a much larger animal than that - without the right knowledge
and tools, it’ll be hard work. Scrap hard work, it’ll feel almost
Mice and rats, and many other wild animals for that matter, are renowned
for being terribly hard work to get rid of. They're much smaller than
you are, much faster than you are, and they can fit through even the
smallest of gaps. Even those gaps that you think NOTHING can fit
through. If the hole or patch or damage is about the size of a quarter,
a rat or mouse can slip through it, and even if they can’t, they’ll just
chew and gnaw at the hole until it grows much bigger and they can then
Find out how smart rats can be.
There is only really one effective way to deal with a rodent problem,
and that's to use snap traps. If you use the right snap traps for your
animal - rat traps for the larger rats, or mouse traps for the smaller
mice - and you place them in the right positions, with the right bait,
you CAN catch every mouse or rat you have in the home or commercial
property. It takes a system of correct things to make it work though. If
the traps are too big or too small, the animal won't go near it. If the
trap is placed somewhere the animal doesn’t usually frequent, there’s a
good chance it won't even come across it. If the traps aren’t catching
your rats or mice, that's the first thing I would suggest - move it to
an area in which it WILL trap the critters. You may need to move them
around a little bit before you find success, but taking this time to
work out the right places to lay the traps will do your quest the world
of good. That's the only way that you can ensure your home or property
is entirely rat and mouse-free.
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