I have a mouse setting up housekeeping in the clucker's & quacker's run. Didn't like the idea of using conventional traps for the obvious reasons, and than I remembered one that I could use was stashed away in the basement. To make your own you probably have everything you need around your ranch: A small bucket (5 gallons or less) A small cylindrical object (can, medicine bottle, whatever) A piece of wire long enough to span the top of the bucket (We all have wire, right?) A drill Something to bait your trap with (I use peanut butter but...?) A small piece of wood Some water Drill a hole slightly bigger than the wire so that the cylinder can spin. Thread the wire through it. Attach the wire across the top of the can. Put about 6-8" of water in the bucket. Prop the board up against the side of the bucket so that it's in line with one end of the wire. Smear bait onto the cylinder. Here's how it works; The rodent smells the bait, runs up the ramp and tries to get at it. The cylinder spins, the nasty little beggar falls into the water and drowns. If you're really soft hearted you can leave out the water, but than you're stuck with the "What do I do with a live pest?" conundrum. You don't even have to re-bait it very often.