Whether you have a mouse problem or you’re trying to prevent one, you want the perfect bait for your mousetraps. It’s important to choose the right luring method for your mice. We’ve put together a handy mouse bait buying guide for you! Below is a list of a few things you’ll want to keep in mind while shopping. After that, check out the products we recommend. We’ve researched and reviewed each one to make sure that you’re getting the best bait!
Size: Choose a product that comes in a useful amount. You’ll want more than you think you need in case the mice are being choosy. If the bait is multiple-feed, you’re going to need a lot more to do the job.
Kill Time: This refers to how long it takes the bait to kill rodents. This will vary based on what type of poison and chemicals are present in the product. Some may take up to a full seven days to take effect.
Ingredients: Most rodent baits are made with a warfarin-based chemical (diphacinone). Some rodents can be resistant to the chemical warfarin, so you will need to try something with bromadiolone in it. The most intense poisons are made with brodifacoum.
Rodents: You want the bait that’s going to kill the rodents you have. Most of these products are formulated specifically for rats and mice and will say so on the label. Some of them are effective against voles, moles, and squirrels.
Product weight: Some of the products we looked at came in buckets up to 10 pounds. You’re getting more poison, which means you can effectively kill more rats. You’ll want bigger batches of multiple-feed bait because it takes more doses to work.
Delivery System: Most baits will come in pellet, chunk, or tray form. Pellets are small granules that the rodent will eat. Chunks are poison mixed with food that the rat will be attracted to. Trays are single servings of either method.
Now that you know what to look for, take a look at our recommended baits! We have researched a selection of poisons for our mouse bait reviews in order to bring you the ones that work. You don’t have to live with pests. Don’t waste time on products that don’t fix your problem! Check out our top pick and budget pick. They’ll give you a good idea of what to look for. It’s time to get to the reviews!
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Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019