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Top 10 Effective Mouse Trap Bait Ideas

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Mouse Trap bait

Before learning about Effective Mouse Trap bait we recommend you to read below

About Rodents

 

About 40% of mammals are rodents; they are found all around the world except Antarctica. Most well-known Rodents include rats, mice, hamsters & squirrels. They are typically small, very agile & a perfect excavator.

What they love to eat

Mice are usually herbivores, They desire to eat fruit or grain (seed) from plants. In case the of emergency, they can change diet and adapt themselves to the situation. They can eat all kind of food scraps. This diet is similar for other rodents like rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, etc. Source-Wiki

Places they love to live

Typically they like to make a burrow underground & live in there to be shielded from the predators. According to RSPCA, mice are quite territorial & like to possess a significant area under their claim.

Diseases mouse infestation can bring

They can pose a dual threat to your health, not only do they carry diseases themselves but they can also play host to parasitic insects that transmit disease. Rats & mice are destructive pests that can spread disease, contaminate food and destroy property. The three rodents that are most serious to homeowners and commercial establishments are house mice, roof rats and Norway rats. The roof rats are mostly in coastal areas and don’t get into the heartland, but house mice and Norway rats are throughout the Australia. You should also keep eyes for deer mice which can carry a virus that causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a severe disease with flu-like symptoms which often leads to death because no treatment or vaccine exists. House mice can transmit a virus called Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV), this virus is particularly dangerous to pregnant women as it can cause birth defects. When these two species infest your home, the CDC recommends that everyone especially pregnant women avoid contact with these wild rodents and contact a pest control professional to do the mouse trap bait for you.

Top 10 best Mouse Trap Bait you can put On Bait Plate (Natural & Chemical)

  1. Peanut butter: It is number 1 mouse trap bait, places it carefully on bait plate so that the mouse can come & touch the plate easily
  2. Tootsie Roll Candy: House mice simply can not resist this candy & will fall into the trap quickly, you need first to chew it to make it soft and more smelly and then mould it around the panel on your trap
  3. Stinky Cheese: use great smelling cheese like Taleggio, Stilton or Stinking Bishop
  4. Chewed Gums: Smelly, yummy & tasty!
  5. Small pieces of Hot Dog: Buy any hot dog, chop it with your knife & use it on your trap
  6. Cat & Dog Foods: These are smelly delicious food for cats & dogs, Rats & mice would love to try that too
  7. Chocolate: Mice always love chocolates & will always go for it
  8. Rodenticides No.1: Bromethalin
  9. Rodenticides No.2: Chlorophacinone
  10. Rodenticides No.3: Diphacinone

What you need to consider when you set a trap

  • All you need is a simple wooden mouse trap & one of the following baits to catch their attention
  • Do not add too much bait on the trap; it will prevent the trigger to work perfectly & you’ll lose the prey
  • Candy trap will not work perfectly on summer days as it will melt on the plate
  • Different rodents like different baits, so you may need to try more than one bait
  • Do not use serial, bread or anything that are made with processed wheat flour
  • Rodenticides or Rodent Poisons are dangerous; please be careful while using them

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