What's The Best Rat Trap Bait?

The Best Rat Trap Baits

best rat trap bait
The Best Rat trap Bait
Rats like humans are fairly clever and will learn by experience what is likely to kill them - they become wary.

They call this trait neophobia and it essentially refers to a fear of new things, like your traps.

To keep the odds of successful rat control in your favour, you need to use a bait and technique that is going out smart the rats and here is one technique to do just that.

The best rat trap bait

Believe it or not, the best bait or the most reliable bait is not peanut butter as many would suggest, but is in fact dark chocolate with a minimum 70% cocoa content. 

How to bait a rat trap

Rat traps come in all shapes and sizes, but most traditional traps have a flaw. They allow mice and young rats to cherry pick the bait right of the trigger. So how do we get round this?

A simple trick with any rodent control device is to glue the bait to the trap, or in the case of chocolate, melt one edge and use it to stick the chocolate to the trigger/stage.

This one simple hack will double your chances of catching those pesky rats first time.

The top rat baits we hear about again and again include:


  • Peanut butter
  • Sugar puffs 
  • Raisins and sultanas
  • Chocolate in all it's forms
  • Nutella 
  • Sunflower seed centres made into a paste.

If you know any better baits or techniques, please share them with our visitors. Thank you.

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