What is the best bait for regular mouse traps, Ive used Skippy Creamy
Peanut Butter in the past, but I only got Blue Cheese today in the
frige, and its not doing the trick and is molding bad. Is it still
Skippy Makes Em Dead.. I guess my mice don`t appreciate fine dining.
Maybe I should put out a plate of wine with Antifreeze mixed in for
If you have the regular traps with the metal lever, those will trip if
the bait pedal is lifted up or pushed down so you can put cat/dog food
or birdseed, sardines, other stinky food under it & get them as they try
to nose it out.
If you have the fake cheese traps you need something that will stick to
the bait pedal like p-butter or bacon grease.
I am after them in my garage now........
Tin cats work good. They are made out of sheet metal by Victor, they are
available in many hardware stores. They have tunnels the mice go into, and
can't get out. You have to kill them. I just toss mine into a five gallon
bucket of water. Easy. No resetting, and if one mouse is in there, it
draws other mice. No guts and gore.
I have two.
I use birdseed under the trap paddle. I have also hot melt glued sunflower
seed to the paddle.
OT: I store my Decon poison in the garage on a shelf 6 ft from the floor.
Those suckers found it. Don't know how. I guess thats a good thing as long
as they don't die in the house. (I don't use poison in the house for that
I kept finding peanuts scattered in my engine compartment and I thought
"Mice in the car. THis can't be good" (hence the Decon in the garage). Then
last week, I saw a Red Breasted Nut hatch jump on my tire and stash a peanut
in the wheel cover. Further watching showed him jump from the wheel to the
wheel well to the engine. He was the culprit.
If it is actually mice and not rats...you really don't need a bait. Many
pros I know will use a couple of drops of vanilla extract on the trigger
or can wrap a bit of yarn or a cotton ball around the trigger.
Trap placement is probably just as important as bait - along runways
and openings and mice may just stumble into even if not baited. I use
poison in attic and basement where pets cannot get at it and have
never had a dead mouse odor problem.
On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 17:28:10 -0800, ransley wrote:
I find Just One Bite effective mouse control. It really should be named
I have blocks beneath the porch, on the porch and in the garage.
Another tactic for mouse control has been to cut back vegetation within
50' of the building. This certainly seems to have discouraged them.
There is also a metal box that you wind up. When the critter tries to
scoot through the opening, a mechanism is triggered and the paddle flips
him into a holding pen. No bait necessary although a smear of peanut
butter in the holding pen seems to help.
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