While mice are traditionally mad for a chunk of cheese in the movies, in practice that's not actually their favourite food. If you are looking to attract mice into your traps it's important to fill them with tasty food to lure the craftiest of mice in. Here are some easy options.
One of the most tasty foods for mice are nuts and grain. Unfortunately a canny mouse can sometimes dislodge a nut from a trap before it shuts on them. It can be a great idea to use a nut butter, such as peanut butter, on the trap as this spreads and cannot be quickly or easily rolled off the trap mechanism. If you can´t find a nut butter a crushed nut mix can also be a great option.
Another tasty option that tends to attract mice is bread, as can be seen from their attraction to bread bins and grain silos. This can be a relatively easy and cheap option for mice traps, which can be good if you need to catch a lot of mouses and need to lay a significant amount of bait to attract them in.
Chips, sweets and crackers
Mouses also love the same kind of junk food that we loved, such as greasy chips and tasty crackers. These can be a good option to lure out a shyer mouse, as they tend to have a stronger smell and can help to convince a reluctant or canny mouse to take a risk and try to grab the snack. They are also quite fond of sweets such as marshmallows or gum drops which are also often people favourites as well!
Cheese is not actually a bad option for mouse traps, but rather than a chunk of cheddar or a hard cheese you should opt for a nice soft cheese like a brie. This spreads nicely over the entire surface of the trap making it more likely that the mouse will trigger the trap while eating and they love both the tasty and texture of the brie.
If you have a problem with mice it can be a lot of work to set the traps each day and then dispose of the caught mice. It is usually much easier to call an experienced pest company that can remove both adults and baby mice and discourage them from returning, to ensure that you get rid of the problem for a long time.Share
6 September 2017
Hello, my name is Mandi, and although I own a number of pets including my dog, two ferrets and a guinea pig, I am utterly afraid of all non-pet creatures in my house. I hold the guinea pigs as I watch TV, and I sleep with my dog, but the idea of a mouse running through the walls makes me incredibly uncomfortable and tense. Since pests are such a trigger issue for me, I have spent a lot of time researching them. I have learned how to get rid of them, but more importantly, how to get rid of them without bothering or putting my pets in danger. If you are trying to balance the wanted and the unwanted creatures in your home, I hope these posts help!