Do Rats Have a Favorite Type of Bait?

When you want to use an Athens-Clarke rat trap, it is important to put bait on the trap. The bait attracts the rat so that they get trapped as they attempt to pick up the food. A trap with bait tends to be over 1,000 times more effective than a trap without bait. Some of the factors that influence the effectiveness of bait in trapping a rat include:

  • The type of bait
  • Where the trap is kept
  • The smell of the bait
  • The type of rat

  • The type of bait
    Generally, the type of bait determines if the Athens-Clarke rat will fall for it or not. It has to be the type of bait the rat loves to eat. Different rat types love different types of food.

    Where the trap is kept
    It is important to keep the trap close to the area where rat activities are mostly witnessed. You do not have rats in your kitchen and put your trap in the room. Neither do you keep them inside locked cupboards that the rat won't be able to access. Thus, you should try to determine the places where the rats frequent or their path and place the trap there.

    The smell of the bait
    The smell of the bait will influence the capturing of the Georgia rat with the trap on which the bait was placed. If the bait smells, it will make it easier for the bait to attract the rat to the trap. This is especially when the smell is that of the food type that the rat loves and can get far.

    The type of rats
    We will categorize rats into 2 broad types: the black type and the brown type. The best baits for black rats are dental floss, peanut butter, snail shells, snails, nuts, slugs and other insects, dried fruit and berries. On the other hand, the best baits for brown rat include dental floss, thin slices of sausage or hot dog, peanut butter, gumdrops, dried fruit, chocolate, and bacon.

    It is important to use the right type of bait for the right rat. This will make it easier for the Georgia rats to be attracted to your bait. When they attempt to get the bait, they will get captured.

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