Saw my first rat, a big boy. I'm going to set up a snap trap the the bucket with water. I'm looking for ideas for bait. Poison is not an option because of other pets and wildlife (the good kind). Thanks!!
What is the best bait for a snap rat trap? and for the bucket with water (bait will be skewered on clothes hanger)?
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Peanut butter or bacon are always good choices.
You want something with an odor so that it draws them in from a distance. Cheese, peanut butter, canned dog food, ect. Glad he liked the cheese! My favorite is peanut butter on a snap trap, you can shove it up under the little bait grip just in case you have a sticky trap that isn't too sensitive. The work it takes to get the bait will trigger it no matter what. I've had mice that steal bait, all the way up until I really worked it in under the grip.