Often times, although business owners and homeowners would like to quickly eradicate a rat infestation by using poison baits, but they are unable to use them because of their high chemical content. In areas where the use of chemical baits is prohibited or it is a chemical sensitive location, baits is not always the best method to use for rat control. It can be particularly frustrating, thinking that there is no resolution for an infestation. However, the top manufacturing companies of rodent control products want to respect and honor your choice of safety and have produced a variety of rat glue traps that are now one of the safest methods of rat control in the industry. Moreover, the safety of the product does not denounce their quality or efficacy.
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Rat glue traps are one of the most utilized rat control products by many business owners and homeowners because they are effective without using any type of toxic poison bait. By using rat glue traps, homeowners and business owners have been able to minimize secondary poisoning and other hazardous situations. Because rat glue traps do not use toxic poisons, they can be used in areas that are sensitive to chemicals. These places include places like restaurants and restaurant kitchens, food plants, hospitals, zoos, residential areas, and much more.
Not only are they free of toxic poison, glue boards are also safe in that they are easy to set up. There are always hazards with setting up snap traps and placing baits on snap traps, however, glue boards are easy to set up and there are no hazards in laying out a rat glue trap. Moreover, compared to state of the art snap traps, rat glue traps are cost friendly and will allow business owners and homeowners to save money. Although they are the cheaper alternative, this does not mean that they are less effective.
Rat glue traps are not only safe and inexpensive, but they are also designed in such a way that does not repel rats. Rats are very inquisitive and will not usually approach new materials. Unlike bulky rat bait stations and traps that protrude out, rat glue boards have a low profile and rats will be less likely to become suspicious of a glue trap. Furthermore, rat glue traps provide a visual result. With delay kill poisons, rats are able to live for a few minutes even after ingesting the poison. This means that they are able to move around in inconspicuous areas before they die. This ultimately leads to hazardous situations and even offensive odors that can travel through vents in the home or business. However, with the rat glue traps, homeowners and business owners are able to find exactly where the rat has been caught. They are also able to check daily in the assigned locations to see if a rat has been trapped.
Many of the rat glue traps that are provided by Pest Mall are pre-baited with a scent that is attractive to rats. Therefore, using food baits are not usually necessary in setting up the rat glue trap. However, if food bait is used, keep in mind that greases and oils can cause the glue to become defected. Therefore, when using baits, make sure there is a protective layer between the glue and the bait to protect the glue.
Place rat glue traps in concentrated areas of infestation. Rat glue traps should be placed in areas that are directly in the paths of travel. Rats usually use walls and vertical surfaces as a guide to maneuver in and around a structure. Many times, people will be able to find active paths of travel by looking for such signs as rat droppings, tracks, grease smears, and etc. Rat glue traps should be placed accordingly along the corners where the side wall meets the floor.
Rat glue traps must be checked daily. Check to see if a rat has been caught. If a rat has been caught, remember to wear protective gear before disposing of the rat. Wearing gloves will help prevent any chances of disease transfer. Place both the rat glue trap with the carcass inside a plastic bag and dispose of the bag. If there is contact made with the glue, apply a light coat of vegetable oil to separate the skin from the glue. Using vegetable oil will also work in case a non-target animal or child comes in contact with the glue.