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What's good bait for a mouse trap?

What's good bait for a mouse trap?

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bigTee

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5,546 posts

136 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

17,137 posts

135 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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Cadbury's Dairy Milk. Works a treat.

marctwo

3,666 posts

175 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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Peanut butter or chocolate are the usual recommendations.

Fetchez la vache

4,857 posts

129 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

6,927 posts

148 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

6,461 posts

122 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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Peanut butter, or nutella, hard for the mouse to remove from the trap without springing it.

Puggit

37,216 posts

163 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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ganglandboss

7,767 posts

118 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

7,107 posts

139 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

Original Poster:

5,546 posts

136 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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I shall try the above and let you know the results!!!

Thanks guys,

markbe

1,735 posts

141 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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Mice will also be very tempted with potato and peanuts.

Mark.

h4rri

73 posts

110 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

399 posts

114 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

116 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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All the old country sorts round by me swear by bacon rind for guaranteed mouse attraction.

allnighter

6,619 posts

137 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

4,993 posts

142 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

953 posts

131 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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I use dates, they don't come off the trap easily.

spikeyhead

10,335 posts

112 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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

7,863 posts

136 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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I've heard people using chocolate but also bacon.

Timmy33

11,935 posts

113 months

Monday 3rd March 2008
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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.