5 Gallon Bucket mouse trap

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Trevmillion, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Trevmillion

    Trevmillion New Egg

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    I was sick of rodents eating our expensive chicken feed so I put together one of these mouse traps from five gallon ideas. I think it's the easiest possible way to take care of mice without having to reset your trap after every catch.

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    Sorry if this has been covered before, I just wanted to share a great technique!
     
  2. Slongest

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    what is it a plank idea? mouse tries to get the peanut butter and cant reach it and falls to the bottom of the bucket and cant get out? wheres that piece of wood go?
     
  3. Slongest

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    it looks like a great idea id love to see a pic further away
     
  4. Trevmillion

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    The wood just goes right to the ground so the mouse can climb up. The mouse can usually reach the peanut butter but the can actually rotates on its axle which the mouse is not expecting.
     
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  5. Trevmillion

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    Here's a further away shot of the same trap made by someone else.


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  6. Slongest

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    Awesome i think im going to make one!!!! like tomo!!! i have about four traps in my shop where i keep my feed every single one has been set off and quite frankly i dont have the time to stop and reset all of em
     
  7. Trevmillion

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    It's so easy to do, you probably have everything you need lying around already. But if you need instructions they are here: http://fivegallonideas.com/extremely-effective-mouse-trap/
     
  8. Ridgerunner

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    This is what I do but I like yours better. I have to reset mine.

    Just a note. You see the water in the bottom of Trevmillion's trap. Mice can jump really well. They probably can't jump out of a five gallon bucket but they could a shorter one. Water in the bottom keeps them from being able to jump.
     
  9. Trevmillion

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    In the first bucket it's actually antifreeze because it prevents the mice from rotting. That particular trap is used in a cabin that is only visited occasionaly.
     
  10. Ridgerunner

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    That explains the color. I was wondering about that.

    I use water and just dump the dead mice in the run. The chickens have a lot of fun playing keep-away and they get the free protein. You can't do that with antifreeze.
     

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