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bigTee

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5,546 posts

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I have mice in my garage – the little bds.

I’ve bought some mouse traps, but have yet to catch the blighters.

Now I’ve tried the usual cheese and also tried jam on bread and currently on the menu is the Orange quality street that nobody seemed to like at Christmas.

Any ideas on a good bait?

Davi

17,099 posts

105 months

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Cadbury's Dairy Milk. Works a treat.

marctwo

3,328 posts

145 months

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Peanut butter or chocolate are the usual recommendations.

Fetchez la vache

4,413 posts

99 months

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Yes. either grain / porridge oats as that's actually closest to what they would have in the wild. Also what the catchers say.

Having said that I now only use bits of mars bars. Never fails. Ever.

911motorsport

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118 months

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Davi said:
Cadbury's Dairy Milk. Works a treat.
yes they do seem to have a sweet tooth.
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Strawman

5,507 posts

92 months

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Peanut butter, or nutella, hard for the mouse to remove from the trap without springing it.

Puggit

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ganglandboss

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911motorsport said:
Davi said:
Cadbury's Dairy Milk. Works a treat.
yes they do seem to have a sweet tooth.
yes

My mate's family have a pet shop/hardware shop. It's abit of a strange combination and I often worry that someone will go in, ask for a hammer and come out with a hamster. His dippy sister always uses the same line when selling mouse traps;

"Put a bit of chocolate in it! Seriously! I think all mice must be femaile 'cause they LOVE chocolate"

I would tend to beleive her, especially considering they have a ready supply of mice and mouse traps to experiment with!

staceyb

7,091 posts

109 months

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Agreed with the above peanut butter or chocolate spread. Also put the traps against the wall but not in the corner.

bigTee

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I shall try the above and let you know the results!!!

Thanks guys,

markbe

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111 months

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Mice will also be very tempted with potato and peanuts.

Mark.

h4rri

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80 months

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+1 for Dairy Milk. Also had success with Milky Way [disgusting things!]. Having said that though I have now reset the traps twice thinking I'll pop back and bait them later to find them with mice stuck in them! Left one a little too long [a week] between checks and they'd eaten the bloody mouse that was in the trap!

f@tboy

376 posts

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I had good success with chocolate. I did find it had to be Cadbury's or Galaxy-type stuff though. Proper chocolate didn't work at all.

biglepton

5,042 posts

86 months

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All the old country sorts round by me swear by bacon rind for guaranteed mouse attraction.

allnighter

6,241 posts

107 months

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Print this picture in credit card size and pin it on the mouse trap.It never fails I tell you that for a fact.








Edited by allnighter on Monday 3rd March 11:05

crmcatee

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I can guarantee that Chocolate works..

A few years ago - I had that problem (mice in the loft) and took a different approach to finding out. (Okay I had more time on my hands then).

Tried a trap with chocolate and one with cheese. The chocolate worked everytime. MouseCam

megamaniac

882 posts

101 months

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I use dates, they don't come off the trap easily.

spikeyhead

8,704 posts

82 months

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Stop faffing about with traps, if you want to get rid of mice then the best way is a 12 bore.

tigger1

7,663 posts

106 months

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I've heard people using chocolate but also bacon.

Timmy33

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tigger1 said:
I've heard people using chocolate but also bacon.
yes Bacon is very effective. It also works on vegetarians.
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