Traps bedded in treated dirt will function in any weather condition - rain, snow, rain-freeze, thaw-freeze, etc. In laboratory tests this wax tested over 200 times as odorless as beeswax, over 28 times as odorless as Exxon paraffin, and over 8 times as odorless as Gulf paraffin. Know what you are buying! Not all flake wax is created equal! Depending on your soil, it will take from ½ lb. to ¾ lb. of flake wax to treat one gallon of dirt.