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mouse trap trick

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by leonphelps, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

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    Hello,

    I figured out something the past few days about mouse traps....if you smear peanut butter under the place for the bait as well as on top, you will have a way better success rate.

    I was having traps get robbed every night, 5-6 traps a night. Then I started smearing it under the bait plate as well as on top, now have gotten 25 mice in the past week.


    Just wanted to pass this along.
     

  2. Quote:Good info, Leon. Should be usefull to a lot of folks........Pop
     
  3. homesteader wannabe

    homesteader wannabe In the Brooder

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    I'll have to pass that on to my hubby- he uses pb too, but sometimes has the traps raided!

    Just a quick 2 cents- have you seen the new black plastic mouse traps? They are just a simple spring loaded clip-looking contraption. We both love them for ease of use (easy to set, release, and reset) and the fact that so far we haven't had any bait thefts. I just put a grain or two from the chickens' scratch in the bait well. Even I can use them without being afraid of snapping my fingers off!
     
  4. leonphelps

    leonphelps Songster

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    I have used the plastic ones too. They seem to be less effective the second and third times. and YES I have used peanut butter with them and they have been robbed too.
     

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