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Cagey writes,

Smart rats: Can I adjust the sensitivity of a T-Tex Rat Trap trigger?

Last weekend, I placed six pairs of T-Rex traps, baited with Provoke, back-to-back on rat runways in my crawlspace, along with a dozen rat glue traps. Net result: 0 kills/captures, but the bait's been cleaned out twice. These rats are exhibiting a real nuanced touch, and a healthy appetite. Any advice?


The sensitivity cannot be adjusted, but if they are taking the bait and not tripping the Trapper T-Rex Rat Trap then usually this means you are putting too much bait in the bait cup.  You should place only 1 small drop in the bottom of the bait cup so the rodents really have to "get into the cup" and usually this will result in a set trigger.  You can also try a tiny dab of peanut butter in the bottom...something a little stickier may result in better results depending on the behavior of the rodents.

Answer last updated on: 03/15/2011

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