To catch a mouse, you have to think like a mouse. It makes sense that you can catch it faster if you know the biology, behavior, and other characteristics. And what if your mousetrap could think like a mouse?
Here’s a test of your mouse IQ!
Where do you look?
There’s the obvious: look for the mouse itself, look for damaged foods, look for droppings. To get into a mouse’s head is to think small. Mice are small, and their little heads can fit into some pretty tiny openings. As long as their head fits, the body will squeeze in behind it. Look for those small openings. Mice will ignore larger openings in favor of smaller openings. If they feel the walls around their body, they feel safe because they know a larger predator won’t be able to follow them in.
The EZ Snap Mouse Trap uses this fact and has small, perfectly mouse-sized openings and a guide wall that not only directs the mouse in but makes it feel safe and secure along its edge. Find those small openings on the structure, seal them up, and give the mice the ideal small opening to use right into the trap.
Where do you trap?
Sure, you want to use mousetraps up against a floor or wall junction or other edges. To think like a mouse, think dark. Mice are primarily nocturnal and as a small, easily preyed on victim, they want to stay in the dark. Look for shadows, especially where lights at night may cast shadows. While it is not always convenient to trap retrieval, place traps in hard-to-reach areas, under and behind equipment, shelves, and cabinets.
Thinking like a small helpless animal with many predators, will help you realize how mice think about staying safe in dark hard to reach areas. This is why the EZ Snap Mouse Trap is going to help you. It’s low lying and fits in tight areas. It also has the handy indicator ties so that you don’t necessarily have to retrieve and check every single trap. You can see from a distance if the trap has been triggered or not. You save time by only checking the traps that have been set off. You can spend the time you save on inspections and working with the customer to remediate the sanitation and exclusion issues.
What do you use for bait?
Mice like food. Pretty much any food that they can access. Many PMP’s have their “go-to” bait that they swear will work every time. Some people like to bait with what the mice are already eating in that particular area. At times, especially with difficult to catch individuals, you can bait with the opposite of what they are feeding on; if they are eating grains, give them a sweet, or if they are eating sweets, give them a protein.
Whatever you choose to bait with, the EZ Snap Mouse Trap makes it easy with two removable snap traps that can hold your bait of choice. Thinking like a mouse, if they are not taking your bait, switch it up. Use something different. If you have a really difficult mouse that you need to get to quickly, use as many EZ Snap Mouse Traps as possible and bait them with all different food items.
What do you use for traps?
Thinking like a mouse, we know they are small, scared, and sometimes finicky eaters. Going a step further, mice often rely on muscle memory to get where they are going. Basically, they travel the same pathway over and over and over again. They don’t really “think” about it anymore, they just let their body run down that same runway.
Once again, the EZ Snap Mouse Trap uses this fact and is the best rodent station for the job. The station almost tricks the mouse into the traps. It has a clear plastic barrier in the middle of the trap so the mouse sees a tunnel straight through the station. However, when it enters the station, the mouse hits a clear wall, and now has to go around it. Right onto the snap trap.
How would you feel if you were small, everything wanted to eat you, and you were hungry? What areas would you most want to stick to? If you can think like a mouse, you can catch them quicker which means happier customers and fewer call backs. For more information on the EZ Snap Mouse Trap and other products for rodent control, click here.