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Cheese or Peanut Butter – What Bait Really Works for Getting Rid of Mice?

December 2nd, 2016 by Mike MacDonald in Uncategorized

There is a very common question frequently asked in pest control. “What works better as bait for getting rid of mice, peanut butter or cheese?”

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Peanut butter and cheese can be a good choice as bait for getting rid of mice

Stereotypes of mice would make cheese the best option. However, in reality it isn’t the best choice. Cheese can have the tendency of drying out when left in mouse traps. If the cheese gets hard and stale, mice may not eat it.

Peanut butter can be a better option with its high protein content. Also, peanut butter stays fresh longer. This will give you a higher chance of catching the mouse in your trap. Also, peanut butter tends to stay in place at odd angles. This way you can place the mouse traps in unique spots to catch mice more effectively.

Cheese and peanut butter might not always be the best choice

Peanut butter or cheese could be effective as bait for mice. Finding out what they are currently feeding on is usually a better option.

If you are having a rodent issue, be sure to pay attention to what they are getting into and eating around your home or business. These pests are habitual creatures and if they are currently eating out of your pantry they are very likely to return there.

If they were getting into your cereal boxes, bait your mouse traps with that cereal. You already know they like it, so give them what they want.

Pay close attention to where the mice and rodents are seen; most often they are feeding off of some convenient thing. If you place the traps there, you will have a higher chance of getting rid of mice and rodents with your bait traps.

Both peanut butter and cheese can be effective for bait in traps to get rid of rodents. The food they are already accustomed to eating will work best.

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