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Rodent baits and advice on traps and glue boards

Rodent baits and advice on traps and glue boards

I am often asked what is the best bait for mice and rats. Here’s a list of what I’ve used and some tips on how to catch the sneaky mice and the last clever rat you’re after.


1. The cure for “stealth mice” is dry cat food. Friskies or meow mix or something X or O shaped or something.

You tie the cat food to the trigger of the mousetrap with heavy sewing thread or something similar. Then when the mouse comes and tries to grab it, he can’t help but break the trigger.

2. The peanut butter failed because the mouse could lick it gently enough to avoid springing the trap.

This works, crumble 1/2 a piece of bacon with some peanut butter. They’ll lick the peanut butter off, but…then try to bite into the bacon and CLICK.

When it gets cold, they look for a place to hide. Also make sure you place your traps on the wall next to where their head will be at the bait without having to go around it.

Tried peanut butter and they licked it off without tripping the trap?

3. Tie some yarn or a piece of cotton swab or ball around the trigger and cut the ends close, then put the peanut butter on the yarn.

4. Marshmallows, Hubba Bubba gum, cotton ball with a few drops of vanilla extract

5. Mice love cotton, drop some vanilla extract on the cotton thread.

6. A drizzle of vanilla, maple or chocolate syrup is a good bait, so try a tissue or small cotton ball (use a rubber band to secure it to the trap bait holder). Caramels, jelly beans and tusi rolls (chewed first) are successful, as are Snickers bars and Slim Jim meat sticks.

Roof rats

Rat bait suggestions such as nuts, peanut butter, orange slice candy, dried apricots, and bread rolls (chewed first). Tie rat bait to the trigger to prevent this crafty rodent from stealing the bait without triggering the trap. For baits that cannot be tied (eg peanut butter), use only small amounts of bait for best results.

Norway rats

Do you have a rat trap and need to know the best rat bait options? Victor® Rat Control recommends the following rat baits for attracting Norway rats. Thin slice hot dog, bacon, peanut butter, dried fruit, gum, chocolate, Reese’s cup or Tootsie Rolls (chewed first) and nesting materials such as dental floss or cotton

Tying the rat bait to the trigger will prevent the rodent from licking or biting the bait and stealing it without triggering the trap. For rat baits that cannot be tied (eg peanut butter), it is best to use small amounts.

Remember that some rats are more difficult to catch and are neophobic or “extremely wary” of new objects that suddenly appear in their environment. In these cases, rat traps should be set but left unset and baited several days before the traps are set. This will give the rats a chance to get used to it.

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