|Project by Paul||posted 11-08-2010 09:09 PM||6209 views||12 times favorited||43 comments|
Around here he mice like to move in this time of year, this will take care of them.
This is not an original idea but one I’ve used for several years with good results.
Components consist of
1. 5 gallon bucket (size not important)
2. quarter inch dowel (any size will do) or use an unbent coat hanger
3. plastic bottle (most sizes are ok)
4 peanut butter (any brand will work)
Drill a hole near the top, in each side of the bucket for a snug fit of the dowel
Drill a hole for a loose fit in the cap and bottom of the bottle
Assemble the bottle, dowel, and bucket
Apply peanut butter to the bottle
provide a ramp for the mice to have access to the trap
put a little peanut butter on the ramp to help them find their way
put a few inches of water in the bucket
place it in the shop and forget about it
Mice climb onto the bottle to get the peanut butter, the bottle spins, the mice fall off into the water and meet their demise. Capacity of the trap is probably about a thousand mice but it gets pretty gross if you don’t empty it from time to time.
-- If you say 'It's good enough', it probably isn't.