Other Names: Packrat, Traderat

Earning its nickname "packrat," this rodent is particularly fond of shiny objects and will drop whatever it's carrying to take the trinket instead. Woodrats gnaw on fruit trees, furniture, mattress bedding, wires, conduits and paper products in the home. They can cause serious financial loss for farmers and homeowners.

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Suggested Woodrat 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.

Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Nesting materials such as dental floss
  • Peanut butter
  • Dried fruit
  • Pet food
  • Bird seed

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.