Why Mouse Traps Aren't Working Around Your Quad Cities Property


Considered to be one of the most common home-invading pests, these furry ne'er-do-wells are capable of bringing the dangers of the wild right to your backyard.

Mice are easily the most dangerous type of mammal to ever call your house its home. Appearing in color patterns of black, tan, grey, and brown, these rodents are distinguishable from rats thanks to their fuzzy, short tails. Unlike larger rodents, mice possess rounded ears and protruding eyes.

Some species of mice that are all too familiar for Quad Cities residents include:

  • The House Mouse

  • The Deer Mouse

  • The Field Mouse

  • The White-Footed Mouse

Mice present a host of dangers to the unwitting household, not least of which is property damage, the spread of disease, and food contamination. Mice spend their time rummaging for food and water in the most unsavory places, carrying with them a veritable horde of parasites and bacteria. Crawling across kitchen counters and bathroom sinks, the odds of serious disease spreading from mouse to human host is considerably elevated with large infestations. Worse, mice have a terrible habit of breaking into food stores that are simply not theirs. By ripping open bags, boxes, and even plastic bins of food, these creatures create more and more health hazards for their unwitting human hosts.

The Problems With Mouse Trap Control

One of the most go-to solutions for an American mouse problem is the good old-fashioned mousetrap. These days, however, designs are large and unnecessarily fancy. This leads to many problems specific to attempted extermination through mouse traps alone, especially when implemented by inexperienced homeowners.

Notice how mice are often the subject of scientific tests and cognitive hypotheses? Mice are highly intelligent creatures and possess an extensive memory and impressive problem-solving capability. As painful as it is to say, mice are incredibly smart! If they have seen a trap before, they will know to stay away. What’s worse, some populations will train their young to stay away as well. This, of course, will render your traps completely useless.

Mice are often nimble and quick enough to grab mouse trap bait without triggering the trap mechanisms. Unless the bait is chemically designed to exterminate rodents, you may be providing a marvelous feast to your local rodent population.

Due to their prolific natures (and broods up to 13 pups high), there is no way homeowners could eliminate an entire mouse infestation using only traps.

Of course, the best way to treat an infestation of any kind is to first establish the extent of its presence. Get a complimentary home inspection today when you book a visit through Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today.

Quad Cities: The Best Form Of Mouse Control

Mice may look cute on TV or behind a glass pane, but they certainly won’t seem as adorable when they are out and about in the house. Spreading disease, contaminating food, and raising an impressive stink, mice are both dangerous and almost impossible to get rid of using DIY alone. The safest, most effective way to get rid of a mouse infestation is to call the professionals at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators today. Instead of relying on unscientific methods and potentially dangerous chemicals, our service agents apply integrated pest management techniques in all aspects of our rodent elimination process.

To see what the professionals at Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators can do for you and your home, get in touch with our Quad Cities branch location immediately. Still have some questions? Get everything answered by a virtual representative when you complete the simple online contact form found on our site.

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