Glue boards are a useful tool to use when capturing rodents such as rats or mice. Most of the time people get frustrated because the glue boards are not doing the job by catching the rodents.
The reason behind this is because they are not properly setting up the glue boards for an effective capture.
The first thing to do is to know what type of glue board you want to use since there are two types of glue boards. There are scented glue boards used for mice and unscented glue boards for rats.
“They’re afraid of new things; new smells; new objects in their path” said Cardon Ellis from Unipest Pest Control.
The scented glue boards are used for mice because they are inquisitive when it comes to new things. Peanut butter scented glue boards are recommended by Cardon because the scent is strong. This will lure out the mice and catch them.
For the rats it is a different story because they are neophobic so you have to make sure glue boards are being set up in places where it will succeed.
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It is based on common sense and science, according to Cardon Ellis.
“Remember that rats are blind, so they feel their way with their whiskers to point A to point B,” Cardon said.
To properly set up a glue board for rats you need to place it up against the baseboard, so it is parallel. The rat will feel their way along the baseboard where eventually it will catch the rat. The glue board must be in the middle for this to work.
“You want to put it right in the middle…because that is where they’re gonna be at a full sprint,” Cardon said.
Cardon shares a story where he had a customer with a rat eating their food in fruit baskets. He tried the same steps where he placed the glue boards against the baseboard. The next day he saw that the rat was caught in the trap.
Do not forget to check frequently to avoid unpleasant odor if left for too long.
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