Bait for mice

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by featherfooted, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you use to bait traps for mice? I have mice in my shop and I going to put out some traps. I was wondering what kind bait others use that works. I've tried peanut butter, but that doesn't attract them here. My ratters do a good job, but in the shop there is too much that the mice can get under and behind. What are your bait suggestions.
     
  2. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my barn I use peanut butter works really good.
     
  3. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a nontoxic repellent called Mouse Magic by Bonide. They leave the premises. (I also keep chicken food in metal cans with weights on top).
    JJ
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I use peanut butter too...but a caution if you have dogs....put the trap in an area where the dog cant get to it....(we caught the dog once LITERALLY...it was stick on her lip)
     
  5. Badlatitude

    Badlatitude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    +3 on penut butter

    mice ,chipmonks, rats , squirrels and all forms of little critters love it.
     
  6. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use peanut butter too...but a caution if you have dogs....put the trap in an area where the dog cant get to it....(we caught the dog once LITERALLY...it was stick on her lip)

    My dog did that once. I dont think he will do it a again he may not be a smart pure breed show dog but he is a good farm dog lol
     
  7. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I use peanut butter too...but a caution if you have dogs....put the trap in an area where the dog cant get to it....(we caught the dog once LITERALLY...it was stick on her lip)

    My dog did that once. I dont think he will do it a again he may not be a smart pure breed show dog but he is a good farm dog lol

    this is freckles...she is the one that was caught in the trap...and when it snapped closed she got scared and ended up setting off all 6 traps we had set up cause she got the first one stuck on her and i think backed into the other or kicked it bit it was like a chain reaction...

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