I was out walking yesterday and a truck advertising the capture of critters was parked in front of a friend’s house. The guy was out sprinkling god know what all over his lawn. I was afraid to ask what. I did ask him what would be a good rat bait. His answer: peanut butter and potato chips.
I have peanut butter, which we all know rats can lick off a trap leaving it clean and not spring the trap. And rats are willing to leave the peanut wedged on the bait hook alone, knowing that would be too much of a tug and instant death.
So tonight I re-applied peanut butter and since I don’t have potato chips, I used crackers. I’m sure rats can tell the difference. I was reluctant to go buy a whole bag of potato chips when one chip would do the trick. I’m hoping when I go play Bunco next Friday that potato chips will be on the menu and I can grab a couple to use later.
At some point these rats are going to become complacent and make a mistake, right?
And by the way, squirrels can be baited with Oreo’s, in case you’re interested.