How to Use Glue Board Traps For Rodents and Insect Pests

While all living creatures, large and small, have a place in Mother Nature’s order of things, rats and mice are among those that represent the more unpleasant and often frightening side of life on Earth.

Vectors of serious diseases that are transmitted through their urine and feces, humans and rodents might seem more suited to exist in parallel universes, but unfortunately, they do not.

Pest-control and pest-management tools, such as glue board traps, to control these populations have evolved over the years.

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Some Very Scary Statistics

According to a recent survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), rodents invade approximately 21 million US homes every winter, and nearly one-third (29 percent) of Americans have had a rodent problem in their homes at one time or another.

According to Pest World, rats and mice are responsible for 20% to 25% of fires with unknown causes.

They also damage electrical wires, gas lines and impose serious health risks as vectors of diseases which include: hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome; Lassa fever; leptospirosis; bubonic plague; rat bite fever; salmonellosis; murine fever and tularemia.

What Exactly Are Glue Boards?

Glue boards, also known as glue traps, can be defined as trays that are coated with a potent adhesive that prevents the escape of any animal that touches it.

They can also be used to trap insects like spiders and roaches, as their foraging habits usually occur where humans cannot see.

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Our Glue Boards, which can be purchased on Amazon, can also monitor the presence of unwanted critters in both home and commercial settings.

When placed in key areas of the home where pets are known to hide, they can also cut down on the use of pesticides.

How Are Glue Boards Used?

Glue boards are versatile and can be used as a standalone method or as one part of a larger system of rodent and mice control that includes bait stations and mechanical traps. 

It is important to note that all traps should always be placed in areas of the home that receive low traffic from both humans and pets.

This can require some careful thought and advice form pest-control and pest-management experts at Pestco.

Suggestions include: positioning glue boards along rodent runways, such as a walls, under large kitchen appliances and inside cupboards.

Be sure to always fit the glue trap flush against a wall where rodents will run over and stick to it.

Homeowners should seek out areas where rodent droppings, nesting materials or indications of gnawing are noticed.

Avoid placing glue traps in indoor corners or in dusty or very hot areas where the glue is likely to run.

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Glue Boards Versus Other Pest Traps

There is no question that glue boards are not a quick way for a rodent to die.

While for many this may be a deterrent for selection over a snap trap where death is instantaneous, glue boards do have their advantages.

They are as follows:

Professional Strength Adhesive

Glue boards provide a reliable solution that can be applied to both home and commercial settings. The adhesive is powerful and has a high success rate when it comes to trapping mice, insects and other unwanted critters. 


Glue traps can be used in several different ways. They can be flattened or folded into a tunnel shape to fit different places. Prime spots are under furniture, most tight spaces and definitely along walls.

Odorless And Hardly Noticeable

The glue is clear and has no smell. Chances are these boards won’t even be noticed with the daily traffic that occurs around the average home.

Ease Of Use

It could not be any easier to apply glue boards to any surface. Peel off the protective outer layer and place it where rodent activity has occurred. After use, simply throw away.

Use Both Indoors and Outside

Highly durable, Glue Boards for Mice, Rats, Insects and Other Creepy Crawlers can withstand harsh temperatures, and at the same time eliminate rodents and other invading insect pests.

Glue Traps Are Cheaper And More Convenient Than Snap Traps

Glue traps are a one-shot deal, and the type of trap utilized should depend upon how extensive the infestation is and the number of glue boards that will be required. Their convenience lies in the fact that both the board and the dead mouse can be disposed of together. 

Glue Traps Are Immobile and Non Toxic

When a glue board is placed in particular spot, it does not move about and will be exactly where it has been left it even if a mouse is attached to it. They are also non-toxic, making them safe from the accidental poisoning of children and pets.

Glue Boards Protect Children Ands Pets from Injury

Whether snap or glue-based, any type of trap can potentially be hazardous to both small children or pets who can become stuck to the glue or snapped by mistakenly touching a trap. Tamper-resistant rodent bait stations will keep children and pets out of harm’s way. 

Pest Problems? Give Our Pestco Glue Boards A Try!

Our Glue Boards should be considered as a viable option when dealing with a rodent infestation in your home or business.

Used in conjunction with other pest-control and pest-management tools, they can help eradicate any rodent infestation.


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