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You got the trap, now you need to attract the mouse to it.  The idea is to lure the mouse to the trap with the scent of the bait.  The following is a list of what we suggest you use as “bait” to help attract mice to your trap.  Remember to keep it fresh, changing it out every few days.  If the bait dries up and the smell is gone or rancid mice may not be attracted to your trap.  It is also important to secure the bait well to the trap to ensure the mouse cannot steal it.  The following are some favorite baits used by the pro’s:

  • peanut butter
  • chocolate
  • freshly cooked bacon
  • pet food
  • hot dog
  • candy like peanut butter cups, snickers, gum drops and more
  • sunflower seeds