20 Super Effective Rat Trapping Tips from True Professional Rat Trappers

20 Super Effective Rat Trapping Tips from True Professional Rat Trappers

When it comes to winning the war against rats inside or outside your property, there are tips you need to know. There are many myths about rat trapping and products on the market that are simply a waste of time and your hard-earned money.

Trapping rats can be made simple with the right steps and the most powerful and effective rat traps. Unfortunately, there's a lot of misleading online information about rat trapping, but in this post, we hope to inform you.

This information is often written by the companies' product marketing departments, which are not in the trenches like we are when it comes to rat trapping.

Here at Twin Traps, we solve rat and mice infestations every day in homes, restaurants, mobile homes, apartment buildings, and, most importantly, we have studied their behavior with our rodent monitoring cameras. So we truly have the tips you need to eradicate your rodent problem.

In this post, we will also debunk some rat trapping myths and tactics that have no relevance when it comes to rat trapping.

Twin Trap Tip #1 - Myth: Placement of Traps

There is much online information about the importance of where to place rat traps. They claim that you have to place them along the walls. This is false. Once you identify their entry and exit points and have sealed them up properly, it does not matter where you place your rat traps. Rats have a great sense of smell and will always go where there is a food source to survive. We have tested this over and over; once we have sealed their entry points, we've placed our Twin Trap platform in the middle of the room, fully baited with our Bait Tugger, and we have trapped rats quickly.

Twin Trap Tip #2 - Myth: Wear Gloves When Handling Traps

This is the biggest myth when it comes to rodent trapping. Rats and mice do not care about human scent. We have trapped over 2500 rats and mice without wearing gloves on brand new traps. If you wish, you can wipe bacon grease on the rat trap directly in front of the bait plate and wipe bacon on the Twin Trap platform. This provides a great aroma, luring the rodents right in.

Twin Trap Tip #3 - What Bait Do Professional Rat Trappers Use?

The best bait to catch more rats is chunky peanut butter. Using our Bait Tugger, apply half with peanut butter and the other half with dry pet food (cat or dog).

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TWIN TRAP TIP #4 We invented the Twin Trap Hoodie to force rats to dive in head first, preventing them from stealing the bait. When you use the Twins' trap hoodie, we take peanut butter and apply it at the very back top; this creates a long-lasting aroma. We trapped three rats using this tip at once.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #5 Place a monitoring camera like a Ring or Wyze security camera in front of your traps. This tip will provide you with the right intel on the number of rats, whether they are taking the bait, the size of the rats, and even their migration paths. In addition, it will notify you when you've trapped a rat and need to dispose of it.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #6 If you have rats in your attic, place your traps in the middle of the bays instead of right next to the wood framing. This forces rats to walk into the trap at a lower elevation rather than risking losing the rat when it attempts to take bait from a higher elevation. Our Twin's rat trap platform keeps the traps stable on any type of insulation, and the handle makes for easy handling.

TWIN TRAP TIP #7 If you have noticed rats eating your pets' food, bait with the same food they're used to in order to maintain that same food source. Our bait Tugger will secure it tightly inside the loops, forcing the rodents to tug and quickly activate the kill bar.

TWIN TRAP TIP #8 Pre-bait the rat traps without activating them. Rats will get comfortable eating off the trap; once you establish this, re-bait and activate the traps.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #4 We invented the Twin Trap Hoodie to force rats to dive in head first, preventing them from stealing the bait. When you use the Twins' trap hoodie, we take peanut butter and apply it at the very back top; this creates a long-lasting aroma. We trapped three rats using this tip at once.

TWIN TRAP TIP #5 Place a monitoring camera like a Ring or Wyze security camera in front of your traps. This tip will provide you with the right intel on the number of rats, whether they are taking the bait, the size of the rats, and even their migration paths. In addition, it will notify you when you've trapped a rat and need to dispose of it.

[Link to TikTok video: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8BHjQYF/]

TWIN TRAP TIP #6 If you have rats in your attic, place your traps in the middle of the bays instead of right next to the wood framing. This forces rats to walk into the trap at a lower elevation rather than risking losing the rat when it attempts to take bait from a higher elevation. Our Twin's rat trap platform keeps the traps stable on any type of insulation, and the handle makes for easy handling.

TWIN TRAP TIP #7 If you have noticed rats eating your pets' food, bait with the same food they're used to in order to maintain that same food source. Our bait Tugger will secure it tightly inside the loops, forcing the rodents to tug and quickly activate the kill bar.

TWIN TRAP TIP #8 Pre-bait the rat traps without activating them. Rats will get comfortable eating off the trap; once you establish this, re-bait and activate the traps.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #9

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If you're dealing with rats in your kitchen, remove all food sources. Rats love pantries, so make sure to contain food inside metal or glass containers. Place the traps inside the pantry with a monitoring camera.

TWIN TRAP TIP #10 If you're experiencing rats in your walls or ceilings, you likely have the Norway rat. Twin's Rat Vac is the world's only rat-sucking trap to extract remaining rats from your walls or ceiling. In a case study, here's a video where we extracted rats from a wall, outperforming all other rat traps that were placed and baited.

[Link to video: https://youtu.be/ko3hJiDI9yk?si=ndBC4H8Hxal__eiD]

TWIN TRAP TIP #11 If you suspect you have sewer rats and you have an accessible sewer cleanout, you can remove the cap and place the Twins' rat trap platform vertically, fully baited. If you start catching rats, this is an indication that you have aggressive sewer rat activity making its way into your drain system.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #9

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If you're dealing with rats in your kitchen, remove all food sources. Rats love pantries, so make sure to contain food inside metal or glass containers. Place the traps inside the pantry with a monitoring camera.

TWIN TRAP TIP #10 If you're experiencing rats in your walls or ceilings, you likely have the Norway rat. Twin's Rat Vac is the world's only rat-sucking trap to extract remaining rats from your walls or ceiling. In a case study, here's a video where we extracted rats from a wall, outperforming all other rat traps that were placed and baited.

[Link to video: https://youtu.be/ko3hJiDI9yk?si=ndBC4H8Hxal__eiD]

TWIN TRAP TIP #11 If you suspect you have sewer rats and you have an accessible sewer cleanout, you can remove the cap and place the Twins' rat trap platform vertically, fully baited. If you start catching rats, this is an indication that you have aggressive sewer rat activity making its way into your drain system.

[Link to TikTok video: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8BHjs21/]

TWIN TRAP TIP #12

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MYTH: Repel rats from your home using noise repellent devices. We have been on hundreds and hundreds of jobs where clients have purchased these high-pitched oscillators that simply never worked. Sealing the holes in your property and trapping rats is the ultimate way for eradication.

TWIN TRAP TIP #13 MYTH: Place poison bait boxes on the exterior of your property before they get inside. This does not work. If there is access inside your property, rats will enter for warmth and nesting, completely bypassing bait boxes and traps placed outside. Put your energy towards investigating entry points and sealing them up.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #14 Many people will go to a big box store and purchase glue boards. This is the worst trapping method, especially if you're dealing with larger rats. You may catch a few here and there, but you'll find it's not humane. Rats will drag them away, and it attracts spiders and roaches more than catching rats.

TWIN TRAP TIP #15 Never place snap traps in open areas where kids and pets can encounter them. You can always place a box with holes on each side, allowing rats to walk in. Placing a heavy item on top of the box helps secure it. You can insert a monitoring camera by cutting a small incision in the box and inserting the camera lens towards the rat trap, providing you with intel and notifications when you trap a rodent.

TWIN TRAP TIP #16

Twinzyme Odor & Urine Removal – Twin Traps When disposing of dead rats, make sure you wear latex gloves. We like using Twinzyme to help with odors and decontamination. This enzyme removes rat pheromones left behind, attracting other rats.

TWIN TRAP TIP #17

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Rats taking the bait? Not anymore with the Twins Rat Trap Bait Tugger. This Tugger has loops where you can apply bait inside. Rats, big or small, have no choice but to tug to get to the food, quickly activating the kill bar.

TWIN TRAP TIP #18 Having a variety of traps and bait works well when trapping rodents. Rats have different personalities. So, we've found that placing Twins Rat Vac and the Twin Rat Traps is super effective, especially for a major rat infestation.

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TWIN TRAP TIP #19

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MYTH: Placing Irish ☘️ spring soap helps repel rodents? This is completely false. Another myth is using ammonia or peppermint oil; again, these are not effective. The most effective way to prevent rodents in your property is locating and sealing every entry point. There is simply no other way.

TWIN TRAP TIP #20

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Placing your rat traps vertically is another way to trap rats quickly. Rats will travel along their runway, and when they approach the Twin Trap placed against the wall, they insert their heads into the Twin Trap Hoodie, standing no chance once they touch the bait Tugger.

 We truly hope these rat trapping tips were insightful. Please contact the Twins for personalized advice. Please share your story; we love hearing about the success of rat eradication.

Thank you.

 


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