Neotoma SPP. meaning "rodent that cuts with its teeth"
Ranges – brown, gray, black
10-16 ounces; same size as Norway Rat
7 inches; shorter than the body
Thick, rounded body; professionals describe as a "giant hamster"; very long, soft, fine fur
Bulging black eyes
½ inch long; oval shaped; found in piles
Woodrats - Baits
Do you have a rat trap and need to know what the best rat bait options are? Victor® recommends the following baits to attract Woodrats.
Nesting Materials such as dental floss, yarn or twine
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.