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Interesting mouse trap DIY

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mrsengeseth, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    The same thing can be done by simply leaning a board against a bucket with a little peanut butter smeared onto the bucket wall about half way up and vasaline smeared in the first inch of the bucket lip.

    That way the bucket could be reusesd for other things, if need be.
  2. lol if i ever have a mouse problem i will now know what to do. Not quite sure I have ever seen amything like that before.
  3. ChickenTender63

    ChickenTender63 Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Alamance, NC
    I like the idea!
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Nice, it would work for wheel-chair mice too.
  5. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
    Frozen Lake, MN
    I use this method with great success. Altho I don't cut a hole in the side of the bucket, I run a coathanger across the top througha cop can smeared with peanut butter. Then I just find a board long enough to go from the floor to the top of the 5-gallon pail at an angle.

    I get about 15 mice per month in the fall.
    bethlehemchicks likes this.
  6. Hobbley_Farm

    Hobbley_Farm Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    Pilot Mountain, NC
    Quote:oh gosh! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I like the idea of it though! I might try it for the shed I have my feed bins in. I'm not aware of any mice...but that doesnt' mean they aren't around! [​IMG]
  7. bethlehemchicks

    bethlehemchicks In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2014
    Oakland, MD mountains
    For the coop at night: I was looking for the wooden box with a hinged lid, little mouse hole with 4 traps inside. Can't relocate it. May have to go with this!

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