MULTI-CATCH MOUSE TRAP
182mm x 110mm x 65mm
This trap is for the humane capture of small mice.
The Pestrol Multi-Catch Mouse trap is ideal for the live capture of mice, with room for more than one mouse to be captured at a time. The trap can potentially hold up to 6 mice at a time and can be used multiple times.
The Pestrol Multi-Catch Mouse trap is made from galvanised mesh with a strong metal base plate, meaning escape is impossible. The compact design allows the trap to be placed in tight areas, which are often the areas most frequently visited by Mice.
Suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Easy to use, easy to access, easy release.
- 182mm x 110mm x 65mm
- Galvanised mesh with a metal base plate.
- Easy to use.
- Top entry point meaning escape is impossible.
- Easy to clean.
- Family & pet safe – no springs, gates or poison
HOW TO TRAP A MOUSE
- It is very important to correctly identify the type of rodent prior to the purchase of a rodent trap. . Determining the type of rodent is easily worked out from the size of droppings found within the area. Droppings of about 12-18mm in length would assume a species of Rat, 3-4mm would assume a species of Mouse (most likely the common House Mouse).
- Signs that you have a mouse:
- Runways will show greasy areas on walls and furniture from mouse fur
- Look for urine stains on floors
- Nibbling of food
- Noise at night time, particularly squeaking. Squeaking generally means that there are multiple mice in the area.
- Ripping of paper occuring behind or under furniture or cupboards, this suggests a nest.
- Select the size of trap which is most suitable for the situation. Eg Small Multi Catch Mouse Trap for mice and Large Multi Catch Trap for Rats.
- Place the trap on or near runways where activity has been seen, try to avoid areas where pets and small children frequent. Avoid placing the trap near food areas to avoid contamination from the Mice.
- Bait the trap using something such as bread, nuts, peanut butter, or watermelon. You may need to try different baits over several nights before you find one that the Mice are most interested in.
- Check the traps daily.
- Always wear gloves when disposing of Mice.
- It is recommended to keep the trap clean to avoid any contamination or spreading of disease.
BENEFITS OF HUMANE TRAPPING
Avoid kill traps, poisons and chemicals.
Easy to release.
Easy to bait.
PESTROL’S GUIDE TO RATS AND MICE!
Do you have an infestation?
Rats are nocturnal and usually hide from humans, so the typical signs to look for in the home and garden are:
- Scratching noises in walls, under the floor or under decking as rats scurry around looking for food.
- Droppings – rats leave dark, tapered (sausage shaped) droppings about 1 – 2cm long.
- Distinctive smell – rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards, in loft spaces, garages, sheds or under decking.
- Damage – rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood, plastic and even mild steel to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables and wiring.
- Ripped food packaging – rats will tear open all types of packaging to find food which may leave teeth marks.
- Nests – rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper, plastic and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.
- Burrows – In gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.
Why do you need to get rid of rats/mice?
Rats pose a significant health risk to humans and our pets. Common diseases carried by rats include Salmonella, Weil’s disease, E.coli, Cryptosporidiosis and Tuberculosis.
Rats also carry fleas, mites and ticks and can cause acute allergic reactions.
How to create a first defence against rats and mice?
The first defence against a rat infestation is to proof your home. Young rats can get through holes of less than 1cm, so it is important to seal any holes and fit bristle strip around doors.
It is important not to attract rats with food – store food in strong air tight plastic or metal containers and regularly clean under cookers and fridges.
In the garden, ensure household refuse is kept in closed bins, do not put meat into compost heaps and use squirrel-proof bird feeders, clearing up any food that is spilt. If you have pets in the garden, ensure food bowls are removed after feeding.
Rats can also come up from sewers through broken pipes – it is important to ensure that all pipe-work is kept in good order.
Why DIY Products?
DIY products are cost effective and work well against rats and mice, please look at our entire range of traps and repellers to ensure you keep your family safe all year round.