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What is the best bait to trap a rodent?

There are many kinds of the bait to use in the traps to get a rodent. You may have to experiment with different types of the baits before you decide about which one will work better in your case since it may depend on what the rodents like to eat in your area. However, before you choose any particular trap type, make sure what is legal (and what is forbidden by the law!) in your state and of course, it is always highly recommended to avoid inhumane traps.



Some concerns of the people is that they may find out in the morning that the bait has gone but there is no rodent that was trapped. The problem for this is that you may have used too much bait and it is easy for the mouse to lick it completely and safely without setting of the trap. The best thing to do in this case is to set up small bait and to ensure that the rodents are close enough to the mechanism to get it. You need to keep in your mind that the type of the trap that you use may not be that suitable for the kind of the rodents that you may be having.

There are many options when it comes to the most effective and the best mouse bait usage. There are people who use the cat food and to tie it on the trigger of a mouse. This means that the mouse is going to pull off the food and it will not be able to avoid the contraption of setting off a trap. Other options of the mouse bait can be small chunk of slim jim jerky, raisins, candy, marshmallows, pet foods, chocolate, butter, oats, bird seed and bacon.

However, you should also keep in mind that when you use some type of the bait, there are other pests and insects that can come to get like cockroaches and rats. They may be bothersome and they may lead to many types of the infestation and the problems at once. People also can use thin string, dental floss and yarn to tie the bait on the trap to ensure that small insects do not leave with it. Gum that has been chewed for a little time, which kept the smell and the sugar, can also be used as one of the rodents bait. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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