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The Better Mousetrap

November 24, 2011

I am a big believer in how well the Ortho Home Defense Kill Contain Mouse Trap catches mice. And I have heard others brag about their mouse catching triumphs using these traps. Learn more about them by clicking here.

Here are some signals that may alert you to mice in your house:

Are your pets upset?
They can get stirred up when they hear and smell rodents in the house.

Can you see rodent droppings?
Rat droppings are shiny black, blunt at both ends, and ½ – ¾ of an inch long. Mice droppings are smooth, with pointed ends, usually about 1/8 – ¼ of an inch long.

Do you see small tracks and tail trails in dusty areas?
Look for them in corners, along baseboards, and near sources of food.

Do you see areas where wood has been gnawed?
Tooth marks that are 1/8 of an inch long may indicate rats; small, scratchy ones may indicate mice.

Do you see smears along baseboards and other areas?
Those could be rub marks caused by grease and dirt on rat fur.

Is there a heavy musky odor in the house?
Rats and mice smell bad.

Here is a link to a short video that gives some great tips to help you keep mice from entering your house in the first place:


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