RE: [pestlist] mouse trap bait

2017-05-10 Thread Pollack, Richard J

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Tootsie rolls are a great choice. We do use peanut butter in some places, but 
mix this up with diverse other baits. Chocolate often returns desired rewards. 
Note that any of the food-based products may also attract and nourish other 
pests, such as cockroaches and ants. In some places, the bait may disappear 
overnight from the insects that take it away piecemeal... and don't trigger the 
traps. Our pest control vendors also use commercial odorant baits on snap traps 
and other kinds of traps. These are less attractive to insects so don't need to 
be re-baited as frequently.

-Rich

Richard J. Pollack, PhD
HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management (EHSEM)
Senior Environmental Public Health Officer
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Cambridge, MA 02139
Office: 617-495-2995  Cell: 617-447-0763
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Instructor, Department of Immunology & Infectious Disease



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Interesting... may try that. Thanks!
Dee

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Tootsie roll slices attached with a hot glue gun. I have incredible success 
with that as a bait. If you use mini t-rex traps the bait will work for years 
as the other mice can't get to it when it snaps shut.



Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

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Hi everyone,

I am looking for suggestions for bait for snap trap style mouse traps in our 
collections storage areas. We previously used peanut butter with some success, 
but concerns have been raised about potential staff and visitor allergies due 
to the peanut butter potentially being spread around and urinated out by the 
mice who escape the traps. I read somewhere that gummy bears might work as 
bait, but that was in the context of rat traps and I have not yet tried them 
for mice. (Thankfully, we don't have a rat problem!). Obviously, I would prefer 
a solution that will not add to our insect pest issues. Total exclusion of mice 
is difficult if not impossible as we are in an old building with an infinite 
number of possible entry points.

Dee

Dee Stubbs-Lee, CAPC, MA
Conservator / Restauratrice
New Brunswick Museum/
Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 1E5
Canada
(506)643-2341




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RE: [pestlist] mouse trap bait

2017-05-10 Thread Dee Stubbs-Lee

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Interesting... may try that. Thanks!
Dee

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Tootsie roll slices attached with a hot glue gun. I have incredible success 
with that as a bait. If you use mini t-rex traps the bait will work for years 
as the other mice can't get to it when it snaps shut.



Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org<mailto:jvo...@cwf.org>



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Hi everyone,

I am looking for suggestions for bait for snap trap style mouse traps in our 
collections storage areas. We previously used peanut butter with some success, 
but concerns have been raised about potential staff and visitor allergies due 
to the peanut butter potentially being spread around and urinated out by the 
mice who escape the traps. I read somewhere that gummy bears might work as 
bait, but that was in the context of rat traps and I have not yet tried them 
for mice. (Thankfully, we don't have a rat problem!). Obviously, I would prefer 
a solution that will not add to our insect pest issues. Total exclusion of mice 
is difficult if not impossible as we are in an old building with an infinite 
number of possible entry points.

Dee

Dee Stubbs-Lee, CAPC, MA
Conservator / Restauratrice
New Brunswick Museum/
Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 1E5
Canada
(506)643-2341





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RE: [pestlist] mouse trap bait

2017-05-10 Thread Dee Stubbs-Lee

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Interesting idea – I hadn’t considered that one.

Thanks,
Dee

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Sometimes cotton can be effective as a substitute for a food based bait.. Mice 
will use it to line their nests.

Tony



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Date: 05/10/2017 9:58 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: pestlist@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist@museumpests.net>
Subject: [pestlist] mouse trap bait
Hi everyone,

I am looking for suggestions for bait for snap trap style mouse traps in our 
collections storage areas. We previously used peanut butter with some success, 
but concerns have been raised about potential staff and visitor allergies due 
to the peanut butter potentially being spread around and urinated out by the 
mice who escape the traps. I read somewhere that gummy bears might work as 
bait, but that was in the context of rat traps and I have not yet tried them 
for mice. (Thankfully, we don’t have a rat problem!). Obviously, I would prefer 
a solution that will not add to our insect pest issues. Total exclusion of mice 
is difficult if not impossible as we are in an old building with an infinite 
number of possible entry points.

Dee

Dee Stubbs-Lee, CAPC, MA
Conservator / Restauratrice
New Brunswick Museum/
Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 1E5
Canada
(506)643-2341





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Re: [pestlist] mouse trap bait

2017-05-10 Thread Voron, Joel

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Tootsie roll slices attached with a hot glue gun. I have incredible success 
with that as a bait. If you use mini t-rex traps the bait will work for years 
as the other mice can't get to it when it snaps shut.


Joel Voron   Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

  Conservation Dept.

 Integrated Pest Management

  Office 757-220-7080

Cell 757-634-1175

  E-Mail jvo...@cwf.org


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Hi everyone,

I am looking for suggestions for bait for snap trap style mouse traps in our 
collections storage areas. We previously used peanut butter with some success, 
but concerns have been raised about potential staff and visitor allergies due 
to the peanut butter potentially being spread around and urinated out by the 
mice who escape the traps. I read somewhere that gummy bears might work as 
bait, but that was in the context of rat traps and I have not yet tried them 
for mice. (Thankfully, we don’t have a rat problem!). Obviously, I would prefer 
a solution that will not add to our insect pest issues. Total exclusion of mice 
is difficult if not impossible as we are in an old building with an infinite 
number of possible entry points.

Dee

Dee Stubbs-Lee, CAPC, MA
Conservator / Restauratrice
New Brunswick Museum/
Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 1E5
Canada
(506)643-2341





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RE: [pestlist] mouse trap bait

2017-05-10 Thread hoffbug

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Sometimes cotton can be effective as a substitute for a food based bait.. Mice 
will use it to line their nests.
Tony


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 Original message 
From: Dee Stubbs-Lee  
Date: 05/10/2017  9:58 AM  (GMT-06:00) 
To: pestlist@museumpests.net 
Subject: [pestlist]  mouse trap bait 



Hi everyone,
 
I am looking for suggestions for bait for snap trap style mouse traps in our 
collections storage areas. We previously used peanut butter with some success, 
but concerns have been raised about potential staff and visitor allergies due to
 the peanut butter potentially being spread around and urinated out by the mice 
who escape the traps. I read somewhere that gummy bears might work as bait, but 
that was in the context of rat traps and I have not yet tried them for mice. 
(Thankfully, we don’t
 have a rat problem!). Obviously, I would prefer a solution that will not add 
to our insect pest issues. Total exclusion of mice is difficult if not 
impossible as we are in an old building with an infinite number of possible 
entry points.

 
Dee
 
Dee Stubbs-Lee, CAPC, MA
Conservator / Restauratrice 
New Brunswick Museum/
Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John, New Brunswick
E2K 1E5
Canada
(506)643-2341
 
 
 
 




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