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What is the best bait for a snap rat trap? and for the bucket with water (bait will be skewered on

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by nanaimochick, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. nanaimochick

    nanaimochick Out Of The Brooder

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    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!!
     
  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Peanut butter or bacon are always good choices.
     
  3. tgblldog70

    tgblldog70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they make confined rat traps that the bait cant come out of and nothing else can get into it. we have the mouse station kind in our house and our dogs have never given it a 2nd thought.
     
  4. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put corn meal or dog food in the bucket it works like a charm
     
  5. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    Peanut butter and regular chicken feed.
     
  6. nanaimochick

    nanaimochick Out Of The Brooder

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    In the bucket with water?
     
  7. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes put the bait in the water it works great
     
  8. nanaimochick

    nanaimochick Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 2 traps from walmart - one had mozza cheese, the other a bit of canned dog food - found that big boy quite dead this morning :) (he liked the mozza)
     
  9. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have best luck with bait under the pad, not on top.
     

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