When conducting your pest control service, it is important to be as efficient and thorough as possible. Time is money! One way to achieve this is by placing a glue board inside a multiple-catch mousetrap (MCT) such as the Victor® Tin Cat.
There are several very good reasons for using this method. First and foremost, it allows for a much quicker inspection and reduced service time of your MCT. By placing the glue board in a MCT you are able to service and clean it much quicker. The mouse carcass, debris, rodent hairs, droppings and ectoparasites will stick to the glue board and can be easily disposed of on the spot. This also allows for containment of biohazards and other contaminants. Always wear protective gloves when servicing and handling rodent traps.
By placing a glue board in your MCT you also get the added benefit of creating an industrial strength insect trap & monitor. In addition to catching mice, the glue board will also catch many insects and pests such as roaches, stored product pests, centipedes, millipedes and spiders. This will alert you to other potential pest problems in the facility that will need to be addressed. It may even lead to an extra income opportunity if those pests are not covered under the existing service contract.
The only time it is not advisable to place a glue board in a MCT is when the environment is very dusty or damp. Both dust and moisture will render your glue board useless very quickly
One simple tip for catching that illusive difficult mouse is to place a mouse glue board on the top of your MCT. Mice easily jump and run over the top of your MCT and some may never commit and enter. By placing the glue board on top of the MCT you do not allow the mouse to investigate or come in contact with the glue surface until he jumps on top of the MCT and at that point it’s too late, he’s stuck completely. End of problem!