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JeremyB 12-12-2011 04:44 PM

Mouse bait
 
Hi Guys

I had a thread talking about my roof problem in the roof section of the forums.

Anyways we had a mouse in the attic a few days ago, we figured it would have come in a small hole in the roof which was re-shingled today. I put some snap traps up there and caught one sometime between friday and sunday. I put a small amount of peanut butter on the trap and got to thinking is that the best thing to use to get them to come to the trap? can they smell that more then anything or should I really be using something else? I dont know if there are anymore up there and want to get them to come to the trap if there is.

Thanks

Jeremy

oldognewtrick 12-12-2011 05:04 PM

Pnut butter works as well as anything.

JeremyB 12-12-2011 07:25 PM

thanks again oldog/newtrick

If the traps have been sitting for a couple days should I apply more peanut butter to "freshen" up the scent or can they still smell it days after its been applied to the trap?

kok328 12-13-2011 04:22 PM

Whatever happened to using cheese ?
I think just about any food will work.
Have you looked at those mouse bait traps?

rollingmurphy 12-16-2011 05:52 PM

If you have a cat, and let it hang around in the attic for a bit. I can guarantee you it'll kill it. I've done it multiple times in the past. It's nice that my little buddy comes in handy!

El_Cangri 12-17-2011 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by rollingmurphy (Post 65178)
If you have a cat, and let it hang around in the attic for a bit. I can guarantee you it'll kill it. I've done it multiple times in the past. It's nice that my little buddy comes in handy!

I did the same thing, it only took him like 5 minutes to find them and then like 20 to get them.

Peanut butter works well and also bananas. If you don't have any pets I just buy the rat poison that comes in ball shape, crush it and mix it with the peanut butter in one of those little foam plates. Be careful when using poison, remember to use gloves and of course discard the plate after use.

Another thing I use are the glue traps they always fall for it. I don't use the pressure traps because if there are a few rats, they aren't stupid when one falls for it they know that they must not eat from that. That's why I use the glue trap and also I use a lot and by a lot I mean like 10 through the whole room. I can say the 90% of time I catch all of them in the first night.

JeremyB 12-18-2011 03:18 PM

thanks again for all the tips guys, checked the traps again today and nothing. Its been a week since I caught anything so hopefully im good.

ilikeblue 01-18-2012 09:46 PM

You can't go wrong with peanut butter. It's a really common and effective way.

rollingmurphy 01-19-2012 07:40 AM

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Originally Posted by El_Cangri (Post 65218)
I did the same thing, it only took him like 5 minutes to find them and then like 20 to get them.

wow, you have a great cat. mine took more like an hour or so, I think he may have been taking a nap in between hunts ;)

JoeD 01-25-2012 04:35 PM

I like to use sliced cheese squeezed onto the tab and toast it with a match or lighter to harden it up. That makes it hard and mouse has to chew to get it. Some times I will put some PB on top of it for extra sent attraction.


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