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What is the best bait to trap a rodent?

If you are a person who has an issue with a rodent getting into your home, then you are probably quite aware that getting rid of these animals as quickly as possible is essential for you to do. Many different kinds of rodents carry diseases and pathogens that pose a real risk to the health of you, your family, and your pets, thus meaning you need to take immediate action to get rid of them.



While some may opt for a permanent solution, like using a poison, there are those who would simply prefer to just get the animal out of their home. They are not looking to end the rodent’s life, they simply want it out of their home.

To accomplish this, they may have gone out to buy a commercial trap that enables them to capture the animal without harming it. Once it is trapped, they simply take the trap somewhere else where they let the animal go. Problem solved! Now all they need to know is what is the best bait to trap a rodent?

This is important to know because if the animal does not going to your trap then you simply waste your money. You want to use something that you know is going to entice the animal to enter your trap, but also can stay on the trap for an extended period of time. Your rodent, like a raccoon or possum, may not go for the trap right away. You would like them to, but if they don’t come after the bait that you left, and that food spoils quickly, then you may not only miss your opportunity to trap the animal but you may repel it away. This means you want something that you know will work and provides you with the kind of longevity.

In this case, there are really two different kinds of foods that offer you a great alternative. The first of these is peanut butter. In fact, this is the best option of anything that you will look at. There are a few reasons behind this. First of all, peanut butter lasts quickly find being out and exposed. This means it’s not going to become rotten. Secondly, the peanut butter doesn’t come off easily. This means the animal will have to stay in that location to try to get at it, ensuring the trap has the best opportunity to work.

If you don’t want to use peanut butter, then other options that are available to you are such things as cheese, bread, or crackers. While each of these may seem like they fall into the category of things that will rot, the truth is that they have a certain attraction to them even when they are spoiled. This is the kind of thing that will lure a rodent to them.

Some who are sure that the animal will come in a very short period of time even use such things as tuna or canned chicken. These can be successful as well as long as you are sure the animal will be coming soon. Read more: Rat Control, Get Rats Out of the Attic, Rat Trapping, Rats in the Ceiling, Rat Feces.


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