3 Rat Trap Bait Options

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Rats are large rodents that commonly need to be killed by a rat trap if they invade one’s home. However, rats feed on numerous substances. There are several food items that they find most alluring. The key to eradicating a rat problem is choosing a well-made rat trap and equipping it with appropriate bait.

Since one cannot accurately determine which bait is best to treat your rat problem, you may need to experiment with several possible baits.

1. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter.

Peanut butter has been known to be an extremely effective bait to use on rat traps. The rats simply cannot resist the taste and smell of peanut butter. Since peanut butter requires effort to remove from the trap, it has the most successful bait used to capture ratio.

2. Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds on a plate.

Pumpkin seeds are also effective bait for rat traps. However, unlike peanut butter, pumpkin seeds may be stolen from the rat trap. They also have to be replaced more often than peanut butter.

3. Vanilla

Vanilla beans and a flower.

A white piece of cloth or string saturated by the scent of vanilla is especially attractive to female rodents. The best bait is one that cannot be easily removed. Tie the string or cloth tightly to the trigger.