How To Set Up a Peanut Butter Rat Trap


Got a rat problem? Have you tried putting together a peanut butter rat trap to solve it? If you haven't, you should consider this simple solution for pest control when it comes to rat infestations. Peanut butter is a great attractant for the critters, and it can be used with different kinds of bait stations to control your rat or mouse problem.

What is a Peanut Butter Rat Trap?

There isn't one kind of peanut butter rat trap. Peanut butter is a non-toxic form of rat bait to help with rodent control and other pest management. It can be used in different mouse traps or rat control traps instead of rat poison, so if you're looking for a solution to trapping rats that doesn't involve inhumane baiting and killing to deal with a rat population, it's a good option.

What Traps Can Be Used?

Peanut butter can be used to help with your rat problem in several different traps. Snap traps, glue traps, and live traps can all use it as a food source to draw in rats and mitigate your rodent problem.


All you need to do is place traps in places you've seen rats or in places you know they're living. For instance, homeowners may know that rats are living in their walls or crawlspace because of noise or damage they see there. If you set traps in those areas, you can then use trap bait like peanut butter to lure them in.

Literally, all you need to do to set up a peanut butter rat trap is set up your chosen type of trap and then add the condiment as the bait. Do Your Own Pest Control says "unsalted seeds or nuts, bananas, apples, cake icing, and raw uncooked meat like bacon or hotdogs or raw chicken" can all be used, but peanut butter seems to be considered one of the best baits across the board.

If you decide to try using peanut butter to trap rats, we wish you luck!

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