Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Glue Traps

By DoMyOwn staff

What is a Glue Board Trap?

A glue trap is a flat piece of cardboard covered in specially designed sticky glue that can be placed flush against floors and walls where rodents travel. Many customers prefer Glue Traps because they present an alternate method of eliminating rodents and other insects without the use of poisons.

Where can Glue Board Traps be used?

Glue traps can be used in food plants, kitchens, restaurants, food processing plants, hospitals, residences, zoos and other sensitive areas where the use of poison is prohibited or discouraged

How do glue traps work?

Glue traps, like Trapper Mouse and Trapper Rat Glue Board Traps are easy to use. Simply place the traps where the floor meets the wall in areas where rodents travel (as indicated by rodent signs like hair, droppings, or damage). Glue traps have a low profile so the rodent will not become suspicious when it happens upon the trap-it will continue to walk across it as if it were an extension of the floor. As soon as the rodent comes in contact with the glue, it becomes entangled and unable to free itself. The rodent will eventually suffocate to death.

What are the Benefits of using Glue Board Traps?

  • Glue Traps do not use any toxic baits
  • Glue Traps are simple and easy to use..
  • Glue traps are inexpensive.
  • Rodents die on the Glue trap, rather than wondering off and dying in an unknown location where they can cause odors and safety hazards.

Are there any drawbacks to using Glue Board Traps?

When you check the traps you have placed after a few days, there is always the chance that a trapped mouse or rat will be in the process of dying, and not yet dead, which may be unpleasant for some people. In that case, the right trap for you might be a live catch trap, like the Tin Cat Repeating Mouse Trap, which traps up to 30 live mice at once, allowing you to turn around and set them free outdoors. Rats are more likely to escape glue boards than mice, especially if they do not get all 4 feet on the trap.

What if the glue gets stuck to human skin?

If a pet or person happens to come in contact with the glue from the Glue Trap, it can easily be loosened and removed with vegetable or mineral oil.

What should I do when I find a dead rodent on the Glue Trap?

Glue board traps should be checked daily for dead rodents. When disposing of dead rodent carcasses, always wear rubber gloves to prevent any chance of disease, and place the carcass in a plastic bag for disposal.

Can Mouse Glue Traps be used for Rats?

No. Trapping rats requires much stronger and larger glue boards, so if you have a problem with rats, be sure to buy the glue traps specified for rat use, such as Trapper Rat Glue Board Traps.

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