How to Catch a Mouse

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When trying to catch a mouse, a common method is to use a glue board, which is useful in the event of an active infestation. Learn about using regular spring traps to catch mice with help from a certified pest control operator in this free video on pest... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi friends I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida. And a lot of people wonder, how do you catch a mouse? Well I've got a lot of things here to show you today about getting out there and catching a mouse or a rat that might be inside your home. Couple of things that we use at ABC Pest Control is glue boards. Glue boards are really good to use in the event you have an active infestation inside of a home. And what this is, if we open this up, it would be just a board and we pull off the cover protective sheet and it is easily slid underneath furniture or in a corner or maybe an area you've seen rats or mice and what you do is you just let them come to it and what they'll do is they'll get stuck right on the board. So once stuck on the board, you can easily remove the board and throw that away. Very easy way to catch any mice that are actively running in areas throughout the home. Another method that we have is called the Tomcat. Now this of course is a regular spring trap and this is used for mouse control. Now you basically would go ahead and load the spring trap and you'd put a bait on here, a lot of times the baits that you can use are easily found throughout the home, peanut butter is a good bait, a compound that you can put on the top of this or even a Slim Jim. If you have a little bit bigger problem that could be a rat or something else, we've got our nice little rat traps here. Now these are very nice. These are protect a rat traps, very easy to load, you just push down on the one end and up comes the spring trap bar. Inside the very center here is an area where you'd put your Slim Jim or a little bit of peanut butter, sometimes you can use other things, if something is not working you can just go ahead and use another product and you can put that right in there and see how many rats that you find. One of the things about catching the mouse or catching the rat though is placement of the materials. Remember rats and mice always tend to follow the edges of the room. So you want to make sure that you're looking for either rub marks which could look like little oily marks on the wall or potentially you could even see a mouse hole where the mice are getting into either a cabinet or down at the base of the room you may find actual littles holes where they're entering and exiting the home. If you do find that, what you do is you go ahead and load your trap and you'll put your trap right along the outside of the edge of the room and as a rat comes by to feed on it, he'll go ahead and get trapped in here. Outside of that, there are a few other things that we can use as well for catching mice or rats and these are larger glue boards. You can see by the size of these individual boards that you can go ahead and use these in bigger areas if you have a real big infestation. These are just a few ways to go ahead and catch mice or rats, I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control located in Largo, Florida hoping you have a rat free day.