What is the Best Bait for Rat Traps?

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What is the Best Bait for Rat Traps?

This is a very good question as proven by the thousands of articles and opinions that appear during an internet search. Before we give you the answer, we need to clarify a couple of things when it comes to getting rid of invasive rats. First, we do not support the use of poisons or rodenticides whatsoever. These cause prolonged suffering and many times do not even kill the target rodent. They also do lasting damage to friendly species such as owls, hawks, bobcats, and mountain lions that ingest poisoned rodents. Rat poison is unsafe to keep and store, especially around pets and children. Learn more about rat poison HERESecond, we classify "invasive rats" as exclusively brown rats (Norway rats) and black rats (roof rats) that are non-native species in the United States and many other countries around the world. We do not consider pack rats (wood rats) an invasive species as they are a native in the US and generally keep to themselves in wooded areas outdoors.

A Rat's Diet

Here at the Bait Cage company, we have comprehensively studied and examined rat feeding diet and behavior and can separate the rat's diet in 3 main categories: 1) protein 2) carbohydrates or sugar 3) water. Protein is typically found in animal meat and fat, as well as in tree nuts. Rodents, especially rats, have been known to cannibalize each other due to their insatiable craving for meat. Carbohydrates is either sugar or converted sugar and can be found in grains, seeds, and fruit.

Popular Bait Options for Rat Traps

Popular baits that are used in rat traps include peanut butter, Nutella, bacon, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate. Many of these baits are easily stolen from traps by clever rats without triggering the traps. Even peanut butter can be licked clean off a set trap by rats without setting off the trap. Some popular baits do not have a strong enough scent to attract the rats and may not lure them to the snap trap or convince them to start feeding when they encounter the trap. Rats are especially cautious and wary about approaching new things. The term for this is "neophobic." Some food baits go stale or rotten very quickly and will actually cause the rat to avoid the trap altogether.

New Bait Option that Outperforms the Others

After 2 years of field study, Bait Cage has developed a brand-new breakthrough bait product that is 100% food based, non-toxic, and irresistible to rats. The specially formulated Bait Cage Spread Bait contains all of the ingredients that rats crave as well as a strong scent that attracts the rat to the trap and will trigger a feeding response within the rat's brain that cannot be stopped. The Sweet and Smoky Bait Cage Spread Bait has a long shelf-life, will not get stale or rotten, and, when used with the Bait Cage attachment on a snap-type rat trap, will keep the rodent feeding until it is caught. Learn more about the Bait Cage Spread Bait HERE.

Bait Cage product photo including best bait for rat traps that is included in each Bait Cage kit


Bait Cage Attracts, Secures, and Helps Catch Rats

The new and improved Bait Cage Kit for Rat Traps now includes a packet of Bait Cage Spread Bait that includes more than enough food bait to load all of the Bait Cage attachments included in each kit 2 or more times. Whether you are dealing with brown Norway rats or black roof rats, Bait Cage will work for you to attract the rats to the traps, secure the bait to the traps, and get the rats caught putting an end to your rodent problem. Nobody else in the pest control industry has studied and developed a rat trap bait like we have at Bait Cage, and we are the first to provide a complete solution that makes classic snap traps effective so you can quickly, safely, and humanely end the rodent problem. Try our new and improved Bait Cage Kit for Rat Traps and see results.

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