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Reasons For Using Tamper Proof Traps

Pest fighting technology has advanced by leaps and bounds over the decades. This is especially true when it comes to pest traps. Gone are the days of basic traditional spring activated rodent traps. Today‘s pest traps are highly sophisticated and technologically advanced. One of the biggest improvements when it comes to traps, is that today we have tamper proof traps. But what does this mean, and why do we use these types of traps?

The dangers posed by poison bait

A huge problem with traps of yesteryear is that the bait is exposed. If you’re using some type of food bait, then this really isn’t a problem. However, almost no one uses food as bait anymore. Instead, today’s pest technician relies of a combination of powerful and deadly poisons. This would become a serious issue if the bait was left uncontained.

old style mouse trap

For obvious reasons, you do not want anyone coming into contact with poisonous bait. This is especially true if there are domestic animals or young children present. Many types of pet will eat anything they find. Remember, bait is designed to be appealing to pests like rodents. This means it has food-like qualities, and may also appeal to your cats and dogs. The problem is that if your pets eat this bait, there is a good chance that they will get very ill or even die. This makes pet safe pest precautions vital.

Small children are also fond of putting things in their mouths. They run around investigating anything and everything, and can get into serious trouble if they find poisonous bait. In addition, tamper proof traps are an important aspect of the protocols involved in protecting wildlife from the dangers of pesticides.

The benefits of tamper proof traps

To solve these issues, pest professionals now use tamper proof traps. In case you don’t know, a tamper proof traps is basically one where the entire trap in enclosed.

rats in a london house

There is only a small opening into which pests like rodents can squeeze in. Inside the trap is a maze through which the rodent moves, until it finally finds the poison bait. At this point, the rodent eats the bait and subsequently dies. The advantage of the tamper proof nature of these traps is that only pests are exposed to the poisonous substance.

Also, not only are these traps enclosed, but they are under lock and key. Obviously we need to access the trap in order to remove dead pests, but this can only be done by someone with a key. No one else can gain access to the bait, the dead rodent or any internal workings.

The bottom line is that safety must always come first when performing pest control for rats, mice or any other pest. If you have tiny children or pets, then check that your pest company is using tamper proof traps.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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