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Posted: 8/5/2005 4:57:42 AM EDT
Does peanut oil attract mice as well as peanut butter?    What are other good  mouse attractants?  


Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:02:36 AM EDT
4 out of 5 cartoons recommend a nice slice of cheese for this application.

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:03:38 AM EDT
Peanut butter and cooked bacon work extremely well.

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:16:18 AM EDT
Thi s is not to be used for a trap, just an attractant.   Lets say  you work in a building that has a mild moderate mousie problem, and you would like to focus all the mousies attention on one.....less that desirable persons work area....   a slab of bacon would be noticable.   However,  a thin smear of peanut butter would not be noticed when applied in strategic places, and peanut oil would not be noticed at all.    
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:22:18 AM EDT
Haven't had to use a mouse-trap in a while (3 cats) but last time I did the peanut butter was their favorite.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:28:57 AM EDT
I have had good luck with plain ole sugar.Now go the next step and mix suger with sack-crete and then place a bowl of water close by,they eat mix,become thirsty,and well you can figure out the rest.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:29:21 AM EDT
The pros we have that set the traps around work swear by gummy bears.
They don't dry out like peanut butter so you don't have to worry about replacing them unless there's a dead mouse in the trap.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:31:09 AM EDT
In the desert in Kuwait we used MRE peanut butter to bait the traps for those jumping rats.  Worked like a charm.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 5:42:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:43:23 AM EDT
Those are some good ideas, but I don't want to harm the mouse.   I just want the rat to be unhappy.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:46:03 AM EDT
Does the peanut butter stick to the roof of their mouths, like when a dog eats peanut butter.  That's funny stuff.
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