Homemade Mouse Trap

We have a devious mouse in our garage that doesn’t fall for the variety of snap traps or glue traps we have set.  I built a homemade mouse trap from a 5 gallon bucket, piece of wire, piece of PVC pipe, and a scrap piece of wood.  Some peanut butter is placed on the PVC pipe.  The mouse should smell the peanut butter, climb up the board, venture out on the pipe to get the peanut butter, lose its balance and fall into the bucket with water in it.  It won’t be able to swim forever, so it will eventually drown.  The nice thing about this style of trap is that it can catch several rodents without having to be reset.  Some people put some oil in the water, which forms a smell barrier on the top so it won’t smell as bad if you have to leave the trap alone for a long time.

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3 Responses to Homemade Mouse Trap

  1. Heather says:

    Brian, Did you get your mouse? We have a mouse that won’t fall for any of the usual traps either. We set something very similar to this up and he has yet to try it!

  2. Robert Petro says:

    Wipe a very thin smear of peanut butter on the board. I use a 1lb coffee can on the axel that I coat heavly with peanut butter. Always works for me. Six pairs of white eyes staring at you in the morning!

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