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Glue Trapping

When there is a rodent problem in the home it can be quite difficult to manage. Rats and mice are known to be quick and scurry away as well as fit in the tightest of cracks and holes to evade being captured. While snap trapping is one common way to control rodents, it’s not for everyone due to the gruesome and lethal outcome. As an alternative to this, glue trapping is a common method of putting a stop to rodents wreaking havoc in the home and highly effective.

Solutions Pest & Lawn is home to a number of professional quality glue traps which can capture and subdue even the fastest and most crafty of rodents. On this page you will learn about glue trapping, the pros and cons of using glue traps and how to properly apply snap traps around your home to treat for rodents. You can also shop the best rat and mouse snap traps we carry in our inventory

What are Glue Traps? What Is Glue Trapping?

A glue trap is a trapping method which involves the use of a sticky adhesive applied onto a flat surface such as a piece of cardboard, plastic trays or similar material specially designed to capture pests. While meant to capture rodents, glue traps are a pretty universal method of pest control and are used to capture other intruders like cockroaches, spiders, caterpillars etc. 

Glue traps for the most part don’t result in the immediate death of the captured pest, nor is killing the pest the intent of the product, which makes it a preferred method of control for those with a pest problem because it doesn’t involve lethal means of taking care of the problem and also it doesn’t involve the use of toxic chemicals which could be risky to use.

Glue traps, are quite easy to use and apply around the home. By simply placing the traps flush against a wall where rodents or insects have been active and by laying out a bait on the trap itself, this will lure an unsuspecting pest to happen upon the trap without realizing the traps intent to capture them. As soon as the rodent comes in contact with the glue, it becomes entangled and unable to free itself. While it’s not meant to be a killing device, rodents and insect might die anyway from the method via suffocation or starvation.



Ideal Conditions For Using Glue Trapping TechniqueGlue trapping benefits


Glue traps can be used in food plants, kitchens, restaurants, food processing plants, hospitals, residences, zoos and other sensitive areas where the use of poison is prohibited or discouraged


Customers who prefer to use glue traps often do so because it is a relatively cheap, quick and easy method of capturing mice, rats or other insects which have infested their homes or places of business.


It is also good to use glue traps to monitor and check whether you have a pest problem. It can be hard to go on the hunt and inspect for pests, so glue traps often do the work for you by capturing the offending pest so then you can dispose of them as you wish.


Benefits of Using Glue Traps

 How to set a glue trap

1. Glue traps are nontoxic and do not require the use of any poisons or chemicals

2. Glue traps are cheaper than snap traps, but unlike snap traps are only good for one use (or one mouse)

3. Glue traps (like snap traps) hold the dead mouse so there are no worries about mice dying and smelling in hidden places

4. You can easily dispose of the dead mouse and trap together, just wrap them and put them in the garbage

5. You don’t have to clean and re-set and re-bait glue traps

6. You can usually cut or fold the traps to fit into tight places


Drawbacks of using Glue Traps


When you check the traps you have placed after a few days, there is always the chance that a trapped mouse or rat will be in the process of dying, and not yet dead, which may be unpleasant for some people. Sometimes a glue trap may be ineffective and a rodent might escape, most notably a rat. Rats are more likely to escape glue boards than mice since they are bigger especially if they do not get all 4 feet on the trap.


There has been some controversy regarding glue traps being an inhumane treatment method of pests but for pests that do get stuck and you wish them no harm, you can loosen them up with the help of vegetable oil.


glue trapping insectsPopular glue trap products we have in stock.


Catchmaster 72 MB - Catchmaster 72 Mouse Glue Boards come with Catchmaster's signature high quality adhesive coupled with a peanut butter fragrance. Catchmaster 72 MB works both indoors and outdoors for mice, fruit flies, moths and many other insects and reptiles such as lizards. Measuring 5" x 8", these boards can lay flat or be folded into a square box.


JT Eaton Stick Em Rat/Mouse Glue Tray - Stick-Em Rat/Mouse Glue Tray are a great product to help you capture rats or mice. Containing a powerful adhesive, Stick-Em Glue Trays are great for indoor and outdoor use. Placing some type of attractant on each glue tray is highly recommended. Each Stick-Em package contains two glue trays.


Trapper Glue Boards - Trapper Glue Traps are tested glue trap that ensures maximum holding power for maximum mice, rat and insect capture rates. Can be used flat down for a large capturing surface area or folded into a tent-like trap to protect glue from dust or debris. Trapper Glue undergoes strict manufacturing standards to ensure the highest quality glue for premium performance every time. If you are needing to apply more glue to any of the boards we have the Trapper Bulk Glue. The Trapper Rat Glue Boards are bigger than the Trapper Max Mouse providing a bigger coverage for the rodents


How to use a glue trapglue trapping steps

Glue traps conveniently come ready to use and are very easily to apply indoors.


1. Take the glue trap out of it’s packaging.

2. remove the protective paper by gripping in one corner and pull in one smooth, continuous motion

3. Position traps along active rodent runways, such as along walls, under large kitchen appliances, in cupboards, and other areas where rodents travel. Be sure to fit the glue trap flush against a wall where rodents will run over and stick to it.

4. After the offending pest has been captured, dispose of the trap and captured rodent or insects in the trash.

Shop our selection of glue boards on this page and if you ever need help selecting the best product for your particular pest issue, call us at (800) 479-6583 contact us at askapro@solutionsstores.com and our helpful representatives will be glad to assist you.

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