Mouse Baiting Techniques
Successful baiting for mice is to have many rodent bait placements containing a small amount of bait, rather than a large amount of bait in fewer locations.
If the infestation is severe, you can't have enough bait placements.
Soft Baits have been very successful in baiting mice. Nectus 2G Soft Bait and Final Soft Bait with Lumitrack have proven to have extremely high bait acceptance with mice. They a single feed bait and mold resistant. The Lumitrack in Final Soft Bait will make mice feces glow, allowing you to detect the mice runways.
Competing Food Sources: If there is a source of food (other than the mouse bait), regardless of the quality of the bait, the mouse may never touch the mouse bait. If you have two bait placements placed 20 feet apart, the mice may never visit the bait, if there is a competing food source. Place the mouse bait shorter distances from each other.
Walls: Place bait close to the walls, if the bait is placed several inches off the wall, the mice might bypass it.
Entry Locations: Place mouse bait at openings on the outside of the building where mice may enter, as well as all doorways that remain open in the buildings.
Bell's Protecta Bait Stations
In places like restaurants, warehouses, and other commercial establishments, multiple bait placements may be done by permanent mouse bait stations on a year round basis.
Common Rodent Entry and Harborage Locations
It is much better to place numerous smaller bait placements than fewer larger placements when using mouse baits for effective mouse control. Space bait placements 8-12 feet apart, using shorter distances for more severe infestations.
More Mouse Baiting Tips
- Inspect possible harborage areas of the mouse. Place rodent baits between potential harborage areas and the current source of food. These placements would encourage the mice to encounter the bait during its travels.
- Inspect possible feeding areas such as piles of droppings, shredded paper, tracks, mouse odors, in darkened areas. Place mouse baits in these regions.
- Often there is a high mice activity in corners of rooms and in cabinets, where two surfaces join at angles. Rodents have a strong tactile feedback, running in those areas. Place mouse bait there.
- You may encourage feeding by using bait stations, like the Protecta Evo Mouse Bait Stations or the Protecta
Mouse Bait Station ( both are tamper-resistant to keep non-targeted
animals and children out of the bait box)
These stations provide the mouse an attractive feeding location. The Proteca Evo Mouse Bait Stations also have internal clamps to grasp soft bait.
- It is necessary to follow up and check bait usage after you the placement of the rodenticide. Move any existing bait placement another 5 feet in another direction to intersect with another mouse territory.
- Remember when placing baits, that mice may be living above their food a source such as attics and suspended ceilings. They also may be living below their food source in such areas as crawl spaces, floor voids, and basements.
Featured Mouse Baits (Single Feed Rat Baits-Second Generation Anticoagulants)
Extruded Blox, Blocks, Pellets, and Soft Bait
For more information on how to choose the correct mice bait for your situation, click Choosing Mouse Baits or give us a call.