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What is the best bait to trap a house mouse?

You are thinking…maybe your leftovers from dinner last night. Or probably a candy bar from Mr. Jim’s candy shop, the sweet taste could draw a rodent to its death. But, what exactly qualifies as a mouse’s best bait? After all what we really want is to trap the thing not entertain it with sweet foods around.



Understand what mouse trap you are using. To get to know the best bait, understand what bait it is you will use. Generally, bait can apply for various traps but be careful too. As you use bait, you might not just attract mice. Ants and roaches could be smiling their way to your house. A double problem!

Seeds
Mice love seeds. They love to nib off the ends of a seed to the juicier parts inside. Use seeds. Could be macadamia seeds, cashew nuts; just get the mouse to the trap.

Peanut butter
With their highly sensitive sense of smell, peanut butter could work as bait. Smear a little layer of peanut on a seed and place it on the trap. Be careful not to smear too much for the mouse to just lick it off and go. You don’t want to start a funky hotel business with the mouse. Be selfish enough with the peanut butter, as you are with your room. You definitely don’t want rodents around so don’t be too generous.

Bacon
You are definitely not the only one who loves the smell of bacon and eggs every morning. Mr. Mouse seems to have a favorite too. Use a tiny slice of bacon on a trap. With the strong sweet smell it carries with it, someone will be joining you for breakfast. Just that that his will be his last.

Chocolate bars
Chocolate passes as a darling candy to many. Looks like mice too love chocolate bars. Give it a try.

Candy and marshmallows
Candy can be bait for rats too. The high sugar levels and sweeteners in candy are a turn on to mice. They love sweet things so, give them sweet. Place a candy bar on a mouse trap and watch as the magic unfolds.

Butter, oats, bird seeds and pet foods
These could pass too as bait. Just ensure though, for any bait you use, they should have strong sweet smells to attract mice to them. But be careful with mice baits. Ants may tag along with them. Everyone loves free food.

Good luck with mouse baits. I could use just about anything to ensue I catch these little creatures. Go back to the How to get rid of mice home page.

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