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What do u use in ur mouse trap?


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#1 funandlaughter

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

We have a mouse.... yucky

And we can't seem to catch it....so here poses the question
.... what do u use as bait in your mouse traps??

#2 ~Jam~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

peanut butter

#3 skepticaemia

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Another vote for peanut butter.

#4 funandlaughter

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

We have used peanut butter to no success :/

#5 Lyn29

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:52 PM.


#6 zzgirl

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Definately peanut butter.  Don't use the old wooden traps (mouse ate peanut butter from it 3 of these traps laid the same night!!!!) but get one of those plastic ones that you activate by squeezing the 'ends' together. Mine is black.  First time I put it down - mouse caught in 4 hours.

#7 countrymel

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

Bacon rinds - and tie them on!  

And as much as I hate plastic when other things can be used zzgirl is right - those silly looking plastic traps ARE better than the old faithful wooden ones.

#8 cinnabubble

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

What kind of traps, precisely? We had a mouse for a couple of nights recently and I'm still unable to sleep. "Humane" traps haven't caught it, so I'm moving to the Mortein ones that lure, kill and contain them tonight.

#9 funandlaughter

Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

We have those plastic grey ones. Have only tried peanut butter which normally works....

#10 red_squirrel

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:00 PM

Chocolate. They love chocolate.
Make sure the traps are well away from children though.


#11 bees-knees

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Peanut butter in the grey plastic traps. Works like a charm every time.

#12 ~chiquita~

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

We caught 4 mice in here using peanut butter and the small, grey plastic traps. The traps were purchased in Coles or Woolies.

#13 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

Chocolate

But the pesky little mouse kept stealing the chocolate and escaping my traps unharmed.

Then I bought this
http://www.nooski.com/products.html

No more mice (turns out there was 5 them in total) They were quite small and just too light to set off the traditional traps.

#14 solongsuckers

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

Peanut butter

#15 bailee

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Yep peanut butter. Only we have peanut allergy here so i use sunflower paste cause thats what i have. No issue catching them. Caught 3 in tge last 24 hours. Needs to be sticky, maybe try choc spread. Or bunnkings have soft paste they sell - havent tried it though, cause my alternative works fine.

Where have you got your traps? Mine are under the sink - dark & quiet. They like it there. I also keep my compost bin there, but they seem quite happy to visit the trap. In fact, one tried yesterday and set off the trap without getting caught, but he was back an hour later and didnt get away. So also consider location of trap. My mum has one in the middle of her kitchen and then wonders why she never catches them.

#16 Pearson

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

best thing I have ever used is oven baked fruit bars, with a little peanut butter.  The bar was heavy enough for them to have problems sneaking up and taking it off so they get caught in the trap.


#17 cinnabubble

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wow. Even your rodents get home-made food.

#18 TenOfSwords

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (cinnabubble @ 24/01/2013, 03:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What kind of traps, precisely? We had a mouse for a couple of nights recently and I'm still unable to sleep. "Humane" traps haven't caught it, so I'm moving to the Mortein ones that lure, kill and contain them tonight.

I like the Mortein ones. Though I have never had one actually catch a mouse. I'm usually the one catching them laugh.gif and releasing them. Or they get trapped in the spare bathrooms cupboard and die of dehydration.

#19 CharliMarley

Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

They also love soap - the old bar of soap type.

#20 PrincessPeach

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Cheap brand chocolate covered in peanut butter.

However if they are tiny little grey field mice, they LOVE pumpkin seeds.


#21 mindy05

Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:05 PM

Peanut butter used to stick down Cheerios. They can't get enough of it. Although I bought one of those plug in thingies at Bunnings a while ago, and haven't had any this summer. Touch wood.

#22 mad madam mim

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

Yeah peanut butter worked great when we had mice, within an hour we had caught 3

#23 CallMeProtart

Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

Peanut butter in the 'humane' traps, even if you don't plan to release them humanely, at least you can kill them humanely though it's still  sick.gif

Only that the snap traps sometimes incompletely catch them - they can break or chop off a limb, break their necks/backs but leave them alive, or in one graphic article I read, make them explode  sick.gif sick.gif sick.gif  

In my case the mouse was so little he actually managed to get his whole body into the snap one, so he was contained in a space almost as big as his body all night, and then still had to be drowned in the morning  cry1.gif

Euw. The memories of our mouse days are quite traumatic.




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