Best Food for Rat Trap

What food do you put in a rat trap?

So what do you think? What food do you put in a rat trap? Do rats like peanut butter?

Adding the right bait to your rat traps will make them infinitely more effective. Some rat traps are designed with bait trays built-in, while others can operate without any bait. In either case, you should use bait wherever possible to lure rats into your traps and increase your chances of catching or killing them.

Do rats like cheese?

Many people’s first thought is to add a small chunk of cheese to their traps. After all, if cartoons have taught us anything, it’s that rodents find cheese utterly irresistible, right? Unfortunately, no, they don’t. In fact, they find many cheese’s aromas to be off putting and will actively avoid them. But luckily, there are plenty of common household foods that they adore and make for perfect bait. 

For comprehensive insights into the intriguing question of whether rats like cheese and if it is suitable for their consumption, visit our dedicated article on “Do Rats Like Cheese and Can They Eat It?”.

Best food for rat trap

One of the best food for rat trap out there, believe it or not, is peanut butter. In the wild, rats like to eat seeds and nuts when they can get their hands on them, so they are naturally drawn to peanut butter.

As well as its great taste, peanut butter is also effective bait because of its texture. It takes a while for rats to eat it, giving the trap plenty of time to trigger.

Peanut and almond butter is also a great rat trap food or you can call it a rat bait food. It’s good to use crunchy peanut butter on snap traps or humane rat traps and it gives a 100% guarantee to attract the rats.

What do rats like to eat?

Fresh fruit and vegetables are also an excellent choice that most people have easy access to. You can use most fruits or vegetables; they are all just as effective as one another. The main exception is citrus fruits, whose sharp taste can send rodents scurrying away as soon as they get a taste.

Rats are omnivores, so you don’t have to restrict yourself to vegetarian options. Small chunks of bacon or other meats will work just as effectively as the other options on this list. Cheap meat will work fine; many people have had great success using slices of frankfurters and even spam.

What food do you put in a rat trap?

Peanut butter is something rats like and will attract them to the traps. You can also use any nuts, chocolate, almond butter or ever special rat attractant available online and on request from Bon Accord.

What is the best rat bait food?

The best rat bait food is one that is not only tasty to the rats, but also to humans. This means that it should be a food that is not toxic and can be eaten by humans.

There are many different types of rat bait foods available on the market today. Some of these include:

  • peanut butter
  • bacon
  • cheese
  • chocolate

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