If you are in search of traps for catching mice on your property, you will quickly find out there are multiple varieties to choose from. One such variety is an electronic mouse trap. This type of trap uses an electric shock to kill a mouse when it steps on the trap, which allows you to then dispose of it. Here are the pros and cons of electronic mouse traps to help you decide if you want this type of trap.

Pro: Mice are killed quickly

If you need to kill the mice in your home but don't want to do so in a cruel way, electronic traps are among the best ways to do so. There is an electric shock sent to the mouse as soon as it enters the trap, which kills it within seconds. You may hear a buzzing sound and a slight noise come from the mouse, but that is all. It is considered a humane way of killing a mouse due to how quickly it happens. You don't have to worry about the electric shock harming someone else that touches the mouse since opening the trap deactivates it.

Con: You can't release the mouse

While this is a humane way of killing a mouse, this type of trap doesn't allow a live release. If you want to only capture the mouse but then set it free somewhere else, you won't be able to do that. You should choose a catch-and-release type of trap or a glue trap if you want to let the mouse go.

Pro: They are easy to set

One of the biggest benefits of using an electronic trap for catching mice is that there are no difficult triggers or mechanisms when setting it up. You simply take it out of the box, add batteries, and find a good location for it. With spring traps, you have to position the metal spring in just the right way, and you are at risk of hurting your fingers as you do so. Just make sure you check back to see if you have caught any mice so you can dispose of them. There are lights on the trap that let you know when it has caught mice.

Con: Electronic traps and more expensive

These traps are also more expensive. Some of the traps can be used multiple times if you have more than a few mice in your home, so this can make it a good investment. However, it might not be the best choice if you only have one or two mice and are using this expensive trap to capture them.

Pro: It is easy to dispose of the mouse

These traps allow you to dispose of the mouse without ever touching it or even seeing it. If you plan to use it just once, you can just throw the trap away with the mouse inside. If you want to keep the trap for further use, there is a collection tray that you open and dump right into the trash can, so you don't have to handle the mice. This is not the case with a spring or glue trap, which require you to pick up the trap and dispose of it, while you see the mouse right on top of it. 

If you find yourself in need of further assistance in ridding your home of mice or other pests, contact a service like Pestco Inc.