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Which is easier to trap - mice or rats?

Out of the two creatures, rats are notoriously harder to trap than mice. Mice are actually dumb in comparison to rats, although even then, they still aren't that dumb. Mice are smaller than rats, making it easier for them to scamper away and fight the tiniest holes to crawl through, but rats will outsmart a mouse at every turn.

If you have mice, you will usually find that they will enter the traps quite easily. If you have rats, on the other hand, you may find that they have learned their lesson a few times. They may have seen friends or family members within their group become killed by these snap traps, and if the tastiest bait isn't on there, the rat won't go for it at all. It is not unusual for rats to become trap-shy, but there are plenty of tricks of the trade that you can use to make it easier to catch the little blighters.

1 - Move the traps around. If you're not catching a rat in the current rat trap placement, move it. Use flour on the floor (hardwood) to determine where the rat activity is entered the most, and then use those tiny little paw prints as the markings for where you should lay your baited traps.
2 - Use more than one trap. You're probably not going to deal with the rat problem very quickly if you're only setting an playing one trap at a time, and we would always recommend using multiple trap for a faster effect.
3 - Play around with the bait. If they aren't going for what you're putting down, and you're trying all of the above, it might be time to switch up the bait. Use peanut butter to start with - it usually has quite good success. Move on to sweeter preserves, such as jam, as a last resort as these can attract flies and bees / wasps.

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