Brad Erdhal wasn’t overly concerned when he spotted a mouse sitting on the floor of his trailer during a camping trip. He simply shooed the critter out the door with a broom, disposed of the tiny mouse droppings he came across and gave the trailer a good cleaning.
A short time later, Erdahl began experiencing fever, faintness, shortness of breath and trouble with his vision. After a series of tests, he was eventually diagnosed with hantavirus, one of many diseases carried and transmitted by rodents.
More than one-third of people who contract hantavirus do not survive. Erdahl was lucky. Doctors told the 42-year-old construction superintendent he would eventually make a full recovery. Small children might not be as fortunate.
Homeowners who spot small dropping or other signs of mouse infestation need to act quickly, especially if they have small children. A kid friendly mouse trap is a way to get rid of mice safely and effectively.
The principle behind the kid friendly mouse trap is relatively simple. A small device not much bigger than a mouse is baited with peanut butter and placed near a wall in an area where mice inhabit. When the mouse takes the bait and enters the trap, it triggers a “kill bar” that causes death 100 percent of the time.
The kid friendly mouse trap also seals shut when the mouse enters, which prevents the escape of disease-carrying parasites like fleas and ticks that live on mice. It also prevents the escape of bodily fluids and odors while keeping out a child’s curious fingers.
When the kid friendly mouse trap is full, the homeowner simply picks it up and throws it away. By using multiple traps, the homeowner increases the chance of killing a mouse quickly before it can spread its potentially deadly diseases.
A kid friendly mouse trap is the best way to protect your family from rodent infestation.