Rodent control can be accomplished by the use of baits and traps. But before any of these are used it is very important to
deny the rodents the essentials for life. These include harborage (a place to live and hide), food and water. Proper sanitation is the key
to any type of long range pest control.
Baits come in pellet and block form. For mice we recommend Maki Pellets and for rats we recommend the Contrac
Blocks. These are both strong anticoagulant products that make the rodents die from internal bleeding. Vitamin K is the antidote for
accidental poisonings of pets but extreme care should be taken to keep these products away from
non-target animals. The use of Mice
Tamper Proof Bait Stations or
Rat Tamper Proof Bait Stations are highly recommended. These stations
will let the rodents feed but keep the child or dog out.
To see these baits and stations, click here.
Never use a bait inside your house if you have a child less than three years of age or a dog. If you use a bait outside, make sure
your dog cannot get to it. If he does, Vitamin K is the antidote. See your vet!
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The Rat Zapper
We are all familiar with snap traps. These work, at least until the rodents learn how to avoid them.
NEW: We now carry a more safe and effective snap trap called the
T-Rex. For mice we recommend
Mouse Glue Boards. These are cheap, safe and easy to use. Glueboards are also available for rats, but rats are large animals and very
often pull off these and get away. A better solution for rats is to use a Chipmunk Trap. This size of live animal trap will catch squirrels,
rats and chipmunks. The big advantages of live traps are that the animals do not get trap shy, the trap will last for years and can be used
for several different types of rodents. If you release the rodents unharmed, remember to take them at least 5 miles from home so they
will not return.
There are also two types of live traps available for mice. These are the Tin Cat and the Mouse Master. Both catch multiples of mice