I know this is an old post, but you actually want the stairway to heaven in line with the wire. The vermin will attempt to high wire in an effort to get to the bait. If it doesn’t make it to the can, it loses its balance and will try to gain foot on the can. Then it’s bye bye Ratzilla!
We recommend using either glue boards or snap traps( indoors to get rid of rodents. It is important to use the appropriate size trap as a mouse trap is not strong enough to trap a rat and a rat trap is not sensitive enough to trap a mouse. Using baits indoors can lead to a dead rat/mouse in an inaccessible area that causes odor and secondary insect infestations. Read the following articles for great tips on indoor rodent control:
Once you catch a rat in a live trap you will need to figure out what you want to do with it.  Some states have laws that require you to kill any trapped nuisance rodents.  If you do decide to release the rat then do so as far away from your home (and those of others) as practical.
When you are dealing with a lot of rats like you will get with a typical attic infestation then it is better to set out about a dozen traps at once.  If you only set out one or two traps then the remaining rats will figure out that something is going on and become very cautious.
The Rat Glue Boards have proven their ability to catch rats under the toughest conditions possible-their own natural environment. So when we say they work we’re not basing our findings on lab tests. Rather real live tests. The secret is simple, the use of long lasting, atmosphere-enduring, and instant catch-on-contact glues. .
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A: The glue from all our traps can be removed easily. Liberally coat the glue on the paw with vegetable oil. The oil will dissolve the glue within a short period of time. The oily residue can then be removed by washing with mild soap and warm water.
My neighbor bought me some cheapo made in China rat traps and they have yet to catch anything. You almost have to step on them to set them off. My grandparents had these traps and they were always the traps that caught rats. The trigger is very sensitive (best design I’ve seen) and the trap is made with quality parts and a solid piece of wood. If you are thinking about buy some traps these are the ones to buy. Even if you’re not looking for a dozen traps, it’s worth the extra money because you’ll get the rat(s) you’re looking for in no time.
What’s worse than having diseased rodents in your home? The expense needed to get rid of them. Traps. Poison. You know rats are cautious creatures so it’s possible they could avoid your traps for days, and while you wait for your investment to work, these clever creatures could be turning your home into a breeding ground as you sleep.
Found mouse Droppings in a couple Kitchen drawers (gross), under kitchen Sink, and inside the bottom of a couple kitchen cabinets. Foam-filled & caulked the hell out of Rental unit Kitchen. Rat poison & Victor mouse traps all over the place now. Mice ate all the Poison set in attic. One of these Victor mouse traps walked away (disappeared) from where I’d put it in the attic, so I set 2 more identical traps. Next day – one dead Deer Mouse. Whole house filled with poison & these mouse traps. Yes, they’re sensitive, they have to be to catch a tiny mouse. Other brand Glue strips & more Expensive (plastic) no-touch mouse traps haven’t caught anything.
Thought about using a garbage can instead of a bucket. Can catch many at once! Also love the idea of putting sunflower seeds over the water. Also, can possibly lower the wire and roller so the rat has to bend down more and may fall in?
Change of plans. This bucket trap may work for mice but not for this nemesis! As Roy Scheider, star of Jaws, said when he laid eyes on the shark, “Your going to need a bigger boat.” When dealing with Ratzilla and his kin, you’re going to need a bigger bucket!
If you’d like to buy it and you live in America, clicking on any of the pictures will take you to Amazon USA, who sell it at the best price I’ve been able to find. If you live in the UK, see this link.
Set out unset rat traps can be buried in grain, sawdust, or similar materials within an empty cardboard box or pie pan. Place the rat bait in small pieces near it and above it with the hidden trap below. Once the rats start taking the bait, set the traps. This set up will acclimate the rats to the traps, once adapted, set enough traps to kill a large percentage of the population before the rodents become ” trap shy” This method is called mass trapping, catching them at a higher rate than they can repopulate and become shy of the trap.
A rat made a nest inside one of our reader’s cars, which is parked in their driveway. It chewed through a number of wires and caused a lot of damage. We have written about what we would do to get rid of this problem or prevent it from happening again.
Place the can on the floor in an area where the mouse resides. Lay a long ruler or paint stirring stick from the floor to the mouth of the coffee can. If necessary, affix the ruler or stick to the can with tape.[6]
Is there any way I can get mice out of my room without telling my family? I’m 14 and my room was messy. It might not be my fault but I’ve seen two mice and I’m afraid my family will get mad if I tell them.
The video below shows another bucket trap idea that I found very interesting, however I took the idea from the first picture and mixed it with this idea to come up with one of my own. I am not saying the idea in the video does not work, yet you can hear the person in the audio saying he has yet to actually try the method due to his lack of mice activity.
Victor® Easy Set® Mouse Trap – A New Twist on A Classic Design Simplify your rodent control routine with the Victor® Easy Set® Mouse Trap. Using the original wooden snap trap design with an improved larger trip pedal to ensure higher catch rates, this trap will help you to effectively eliminate rodents around your household or business. Two settings, Firm and Sensitive, allow you to control the sensitivity of the trap. For the best accuracy and outcome, we recommend setting the trap somewhere between these two settings. In addition, these traps require no chemicals or poisons.
Bell and Howell pestrepellers 10 pack on HSN DO NOT WORK .They do not remove bugs already in the home. I called the company itself who suggested I open a window so moths, flys , and other flying insects can fly out!!!!!! What about what flies in at that time?? I was very disapointed in the B & H reply. They promised to call back and I never heard from them again. I had to use poisonous sprays to take care of the problem myself.as the moth problem was spreading all over the house and to adjoining apartments. Save your investment . They don’t work at all.
Glue-trap manufacturers generally direct consumers to throw away animals along with the trap, leaving the animals to suffer for days until they finally die of stress, starvation, or dehydration—all cruel and painful deaths.
We carry Trapper Rat Glue Traps, Catchmaster Cold Temperature Rodent Traps, Trapper Plastic Tunnel, Trapper Cardboard Tunnels, Maxcatch Giant Glue Boards, Rat Glue Books, and Trapper Glue to make your own boards.
Rats compensate for their poor vision by having excellent memories.  Once a rat locates a safe way to get to where it wants to go it will travel that path over and over again.  This is why rats are great at running mazes in lab experiments.
Actually bought these to catch a couple of mice which somehow snuck into my basement(open door perhaps)from my backyard. These boards are very effective in catching mice. Put 2 down the first day I received them and BAM!, the next morning both mice were caught, on the same trap. DMOPC also offers these with the tunnel type covering to protect as much as possible against dust and dirt from catching on the trap which extends the adhesion of the trap. Also offered as “the more the buy, the more you save”. Great buy! Would purchase again.
Haven’t really tried electronic pest controllers but I think they must work on some or all pest especially ants I’ve noticed when their on my counter and I cause a vibration they instantly run around frantically like they’ve lost all control of direction
For the best results, we recommend placing the trap along the wall where rodents primarily travel. The bait and trigger end of the mouse trap should be flush against the wall so that mice will be tempted to explore them. We recommend baiting the trap with a toothpick amount of peanut butter. Anything more than that, and the mice may be able to access the bait without setting off the trap.
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