Shrews

Shrew Facts

Scientific Name:

Soricidae

Color:

Dusty gray

Weight:

½-1 ounce

Length:

3-4 inches

Tail Length:

As long as body - up to 4 inches

Body:

Small head & slender body; elongated snout

Ears:

Furry & do not stick out much above the hair on the head

Eyes:

Relatively large eyes

Lifespan:

1-2 years

Droppings:

¼ inch long; corkscrew shaped; dark color

 

Suggested Shrew Baits

Do you have a mouse trap and need to know what the best shrew bait options are? Victor® recommends the following baits to attract shrews.

Bacon

Thin slice of hot dog

Earthworm

Tying the bait to the trigger will prevent the rodent from licking or nibbling the bait and stealing it without setting off the trap.

For baits that cannot be tied (peanut butter, e.g.), it's best to use small amounts.