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Friday, March 21, 2014

Irish 4.. Meese 0

All with one almond taped to the paddle.

I know you guys recommended peanut butter but I don't have any here at the bunker.


  1. Actually those Victor traps with the cheese paddle are "bait free" or pre-baited or no bait required, whatever! I'm skeptical though. My best luck (with rats in the garage) using a snap trap was to set them in place and cover the trigger area with a pile of dry oatmeal. I tried peanut butter but that was the only way I could get the buggers, they would steal the bait and not trip it. I figured if I buried in oatmeal they would hang around longer and it worked. Got several over the next few days.

  2. I use the pb as bait, put the trap where they will travel against a wall or a corner and then put a sticky pad next to the bait. If they get caught in the sticky pad their struggles to free themselves will also set off the trap. This provides some amusement for that sly one that always seems to steal the bait. The trap catches them usually across their rear legs and their pitiful screams summon you to the scene for a quick and merciful, or slow and torturous, demise. If you have children the screams also freak them out. Like I said, a win win proposition.

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    1. I am following this thread with great interest, and trying any and all of the ideas listed.
      Damn bastard here has taken all of the bait so far, walked away with it, and pooped as a parting insult.

  4. Bill, try taping a couple almonds to the paddle. I haven't changed a thing and got 4 with the same almond :)


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