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A Mouse Free Home

A Review of Mouse Traps

There's a humane way to do anything! According to Dr. David E. Davis of Johns Hopkins University, "Poisons or traps merely make space for more rats to grow." To prevent a rat or mouse problem, take away what makes your home attractive to them: food and shelter.

Start by making sure that there is no food in open places or in cardboard containers, which rats can eat right through. Keep garbage in tightly covered containers. Next, deny them a way to enter your home by sealing holes at the bottom of walls - Mousemesh grills are the ideal solution!

Some of the traps on offer are anything but humane:

Mechanical Traps that kill or maim – leaving you with the problem of dealing with dead or dying animals.

Glue Traps are mouse traps that contain a non-setting glue which traps mice when they run over them. Mice can be released from glue traps by pouring vegetable oil onto the glue around the mouse, so that if the mouse is not injured it can be released. In practice mice can injure themselves in the attempt to escape, or, if the trap is not checked often enough, can die of starvation or dehydration. Animal right groups consider glue traps to be inhumane and the problem of the removal of dead and dying animals remains.

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) consider that glue traps should be avoided at all costs. Some animals caught in these sticky contraptions break or even bite off their own legs to get free, and the glue badly irritates and scars their eyes. Animals whose faces become stuck in the glue slowly suffocate, and all trapped animals are subject to starvation and dehydration

Ultrasonic Repellent Devices: The effectiveness of these devices, which emit a noise that humans cannot hear but is claimed to deter mice does not seem to have been universally acclaimed. Some users claim success, others suggest that the frequency needs to be changed on a frequent basis for them to be effective but most people consider that they are a waste of money.

Mice and Rat Poison: These poison do work but provide a hazard in homes containing pet and/or children – and again, there is the problem of dealing with dead and dying mice and rats.
Humane Mouse Traps: There are traps that can trap mice without harming them – but there is then the problem of disposing of the trapped mouse: in a densely populated town or city releasing them away from your home may well introduce them to someone else’s home! And yet again we have the problem of checking the traps frequently and the problem of mice dying before you do so.

Keep mice out of your property by fitting MouseMesh grilles over your airbricks The MouseMesh Solution

As you will have seen from the discussion above, getting rid of pests such as mice and rats (and also some insects) is problematic – it is much easier to avoid the problem by blocking the main entranceway into your property – the airbrick.

Easily fitted in a few minutes, MouseMesh grilles will prevent mice and many insects from entering your premises and the stainless steel framed MouseMesh ("ratmesh") is rat-proof and will keep rats out too.

Our thanks to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for allowing us to use some material from their web site: The designer of Mousemesh, Tony Carr was presented with a PETA award: Best Humane Wildlife Innovation in 2007 for the development of Mousemesh.

Buy MouseMesh - our brilliant get rid of mice solution

We all want our homes to be free of mice, rats and insect pests but we also want to avoid cruelty to these creatures. Mousemesh, by preventing pests from entering our homes, provides a humane method of pest control.
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