Mouse Trap Bait – Mouse Bait Blocks Are a “Two-for-one” Solution

mouse trap baitThe best mouse trap bait types are the ones that get the job done, whether it be bacon fat, peanut butter, cat food… or poisoned blocks. Yes poison mouse bait blocks and paste can get the job done.

Some people might want to eradicate their uninvited guests in a humane way with a live trap or a quick death by electricity, but that’s a personal choice. A mouse bait block can be even more effective. And if you are concerned about health risks posed by rats and mice, you need to take the problem seriously. When it comes to your family’s health, you can’t mess around and getting rid of the problem needs to be a high priority even if it means using poisons.

Mouse bait blocks offer a very appealing “two for one” option. The blocks act as the bait and, essentially, they’re also the trap! The mice are attracted to the block’s smell and if you’re lucky they will even carry the block to their nest. Once in the nest, it’s all over. Any rodents in the nest will share the bait and die.

The mouse bait blocks are easy to place in tight places and hard to reach crevices where actually putting a trap would be very difficult. Blocks are also very helpful for large buildings where setting enough traps can be difficult. And if there are fields or areas where large amounts of rodents can live in safety nearby, it’s a good solution for mouse trap bait.

The mouse bait blocks contain rodenticide poisons such as bromadiolone. The bait blocks are often weather resistant meaning they can get damp and still work.

This means that, a lot of the time, you won’t even see the mouse again. It will take the bait to the nest, eat it, share it and die there. And possibly if there are other mice there, they will eat the bait and also die.

One serious concern people have is the danger mouse bait blocks pose to their pets. Rat poison is a valid concern and it’s worth looking into. The threat level depends on the size of the pet and what kind of poison it ate.

Some of the mouse bait block-type products and similar items include:

  • D-Con Rat and Mouse Bait Blocks
  • Tomcat All Weather Bait Chunx
  • Ortho Home Defense Max No Touch Bait Paste Packs
  • Contrac Blox Rat & Mice Bait
  • JT Eaton Rat Mice Rodent Bait Blocks
  • Big Cheese All-Weather Block Bait Rat and Mouse Killer

Again, it’s a personal decision whether you want to use poison mouse bait blocks, but you can’t deny that they’re very a effective mouse trap bait to rid your home of rodents and the diseases they carry.

Note:  If you have mice in your home, it might be better to try mouse traps like the Victor 2425.  If the mouse eats the bait, it may die in a hard-to-reach place where you can’t retrieve it.

8 thoughts on “Mouse Trap Bait – Mouse Bait Blocks Are a “Two-for-one” Solution

  1. Hello, I am using Big Cheese All Weather bait to catch mice. They are in the loft of the house and in the space of 8 hours they have devoured at least 8 blocks some have been taken away, others eaten. I put two blocks in each of 3 different areas, roughly how long does it take to act and how would I know if I have rid them… What is the time scale?

    • The Big Cheese bait uses Difenacoum which is an anti-coagulant. These can take one to two weeks to kill the mice.

      • I started using the bait two days ago. the mice are eating it. however I would only see one mouse at a time now I see two or three . What do this mean? Please reply ASAP
        Thank you

        Penelope q.

  2. Do you take the little green poison block out of the plastic case? It doesn’t say to and it says pet and child safe leaving me to believe that you don’t take the bait out. It also states that because the lid is see through you can tell when it’s used up. I’m not seeing any of the green blocks that look as if they are being eaten. I’m confused

  3. I was told that after mice eat the poison from a bait block, they will become dehydrated, and leave the house to go look for water. Is that true? I have mice in my attic and I don’t want them to die inside my house. Does the bait block need to be used in a trap?

    • Actually the mice who eat the poisoned bait blocks may not leave the house. It’s just as likely they’ll die in your attic or in the walls. I’d suggest getting a mouse trap, ideally the Victor 2425 Electronic Trap (link), or a few Snap Traps (link) and set them in your attic. I’d bait these with peanut butter or a piece of Slim Jim. That way you’ll be able to monitor the catching of the mice and dispose of them. I’ve had rodents die in the walls and it’s not a pleasant smell – and nearly impossible to get rid of.

  4. I just watched a you-tube video using green mouse blocks (not in plastic but open). As mentioned above, they dehydrate the mouse and he either leaves or dies in the attic…the person presenting this video said the mouse does not smell if he dies in the attic due to the dehydration. I haven’t tried this but need to locate mouse blocks. I definitely have mice in the attic.

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