One rodent can carry numbers of diseases; each of its droppings and its fresh urine can trigger some of the allergies and may contain these following diseases:
• Lyme disease
• Salmonella (food poisoning)
• Rat-bite fever
• Pox (rickettsial)
Each fertile rat can give birth to 10 – 12 babies for every 3 or 4 weeks, which could sum up to 17 litters per year and that’s 170 – 204 rats per year; so, to ensure that these rats won’t grow into a community and start ruining your properties and put you or your family at risk of getting diseases, you have to use effective methods to completely get rid of the pests.
However, not all of these methods are effective enough to completely obliterate these pests from your property; this is the reason why you need to get help from the professionals, use sustainable method to avoid these pests from coming back, which you may read some at Pest Smart Control, and remember these following mistakes in mouse trapping that you should avoid:
Mistake #1: Using bare hands to set the trap
The rats are highly sensitive to smell; in fact, they rank pretty high when it comes to olfactory abilities. Thus, setting the mouse trap with bare hands is not a good idea. These pests can easily detect human scent, which makes them cautious falling for the trap you had prepared. So, the best way to make these pests fall for your rat trap is to wear gloves. Wearing gloves will keep you from leaving a scent on the trap.
Mistake #2: Using the wrong food for a bait
It’s not the cheese after all.
According to the experts, rats are more enticed to nuts and seeds; this is one of the reasons why you’ll find dozens of rats or mouse living in some farms. Also, you may use cotton balls, yarn, and twine during winter or when the temperature drops outside; these items help them keep warm. So, you can lure them with the materials.
Mistake #3: Setting too much bait
Setting a pea-sized trap is just enough to make the trap effective; however, if you do the contrary, they know it is an ambush for them.
Mistake #4: Setting the trap at wrong places
Rats are wary of open areas; so, setting the trap where it is easy for humans to take notice is a bad idea. If you want to be successful with your traps, make sure those are the areas that these pests are comfortable to navigate; for instance:
• Along the walls that are dark
• Places where they primarily travel
• Concealed areas, such as the cabinets, at the back of the stove, or at the dark corner of your kitchen.
Mistake #5: Setting a trap at the same places
Rats are smart; in fact, training them is easy. Unfortunately, they carry diseases that make them dangerous to health and dangerous to keep them.
If you want these pests to fall for your trap, make sure not to set traps the same places you had it placed before. These pests are smart enough to navigate the same places where there are traps. So, regularly change the location where you place the mousetrap.