Norway Rat

Other Names: Water Shrew, Pygmy Shrew, Common Shrew

A shrew is about the same size as a mouse or a vole and can be recognized it by its long pointy nose and very sharp teeth. Ounce for ounce, a shrew is the most voracious animal on the planet. It hunts constantly, eating animals five times larger than itself. It will even go after birds at feeders and attack family pets.

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Suggested Shrew Baits

Rat Baits: Bacon

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.