We have had a problem with voles in our yard a few years in a row. I have tried everything to get rid of them without killing them but after they just laughed at the vole repellent that I put down and ripped up my yard anyway, I decided to take them on. This was war. And let me assure you, I won!
Description of Tom Cat Mouse Attractant
The TomCat Mouse Attractant is made by Motomco Ltd. It is a small white 1 oz bottle with a red screw on cap. The cap has a flip top spout to squirt the liquid right where you need it. The liquid inside is a green gel that did not smell like anything to me but it sure worked to attract the voles because I caught my first vole literally in minutes from putting down my first trap. The gel is very thick and over time sitting in my garage it got thicker. I just bought a new bottle to use on some pesky little buggers and this time will keep it inside so that it does not harden up so quickly.
One thing I really liked about this mouse attractant was that it is completely non-toxic to humans or animals of any kind.
Ingredients: I could not find a list of ingredients anywhere on the internet. I do not have the original bottle any longer but ordered a new one and if there is anything printed on the bottle or box I will come back and copy it here after I get it.
How to use Tom Cat Mouse Attractant
Make sure you have a good trap, because some of them are worthless. I used this attractant in a D-Con Covered Mouse Trap . You can read my review of the trap by clicking that link. My trap has a little cup that was perfect for filling with this bait. The fact that the gel is really thick is nice because it does not run out of the cup. Also the gel does not seem to melt when it is sitting out in the heat and even survives the rain! This stuff is great for me, not so great for the Voles.
My Experience using TomCat Mouse Attractant
How it worked: This mouse attractant was extremely easy to use, and I liked the fact that it was non toxic and that it did a great job in getting the voles into the trap I set. Of course the Trap did the job of retiring the voles from tearing up my yard, but I credit this attractant equally in doing it’s job to get the vole in the Trap.
I only tried this with voles so I can not say how well it works for mice but I would assume that since it is designed for mice it should work equally well. Also I have heard that voles are actually in the mouse family so it should work great if you have a good trap.
Compared to other baits: I have tried using peanut butter and it is messy and melts plus I have not seemed to catch much of anything using it. I have also tried using bird seeds with no luck. Of course I was trying to attract voles which seem to like to munch on my grass so maybe there is something in the attractant that mimics greens.