If you find the rodents in your apartment, you can´t do anything without the mousetrap. This question is especially important for the food establishments, as the mice spoil the vegetables, grain and other food. They also spread different diseases, so you must not tolerate such neighbors. For a long time, the mousetrap has helped people in such situations.
How mousetrap works.
Mousetrap is a special device for catching or (in certain cases) destroying mice, rats and other rodents. The mousetrap was invented by the British Hiram Stevens Maxim. 2009 is the year when the pneumatic electronic Snap-E mousetrap was invented.
The classic (standard) mousetrap consists of such parts: platform, bait and special spring device. The mousetraps can be used both in residential and non-residential properties.
In residential properties (apartment, house) they are used to combat the rodents destroying the valuable things, eat the food, defecate and spread dangerous diseases.
In the non-residential properties (store, warehouse and bran) the mousetraps are used to prevent the rodents from destruction of food products and household items, stored in this accommodation.
You can buy the classic mousetrap for catching one or several pests. The mousetraps differ in the construction and working principle. There are even safe kinds of Snap-E mousetraps, that won´t hit your fingers in case of improper handling.
The best Snap-E mousetrap is the one with the standard principle of action, based on the pinching of rodent, when it touches the special trigger, connected with the –“dessert” bait (such as the piece of cheese or lard). The spring triggers instantly, and the metal brace that goes down with force on the rodent body, pressing it. The mechanism is usually mounted on the metal or wooden sound-proofing.
You can use more humane mousetraps that don’t kill the rodents, but catch them in the special cage, from where you can easily remove them. The cage contains the bait and the mechanism of closing the door in case of the rodent intrusion. Such mousetrap is convenient, as it allows catching several rodents at a time, which stay alive and doesn’t spread the bad smell.
The main disadvantage of mousetraps is that they can’t provide adequate protection from the rodents, as if the mouse is clever, it easily eats the bait without being caught in a trap. The mousetraps may also be ineffective, if the number of rodents exceeds the number of traps.