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22 thoughts on “HOW TO – Catch a mouse without a mousetrap”
then, when the mouse is trapped in the trashcan, beat it to death with a broomhandle.
I was going to say. “How to catch a mouse without a mousetrap”: cheese in a bucket?
Fill the container with vegetable oil and it’ll drown. =]
Less humane, no mucking about with releasing it.
I posted this at the website as well, but I’ll repost here :P
The one we always used and I don’t see mentioned here is to simply take a 5 gallon bucket. Tape the handle in the upright position, and take a slat of wood that leads up to the handle (but leave a good 3-4 inch gap). You spread some peanut butter on an empty can of soda that you put on the handle so that it spins. And in the morning you have a couple of mice in the bucket.
The Mice try and get to the can, the can spins drops them in the bucket. Slightly more complex, but still a 5 minute set up, and not nearly so ghastly as a spring trap, or poison.
This one is nice because you aren’t limited to a single mouse a night, and you don’t entice mice onto your counter/living area’s.
Then we just cart the bucket out into the woods and let the little buggers go.
Or, just glue a cat, by it’s tail, in the bucket. He’ll love you for it…
Someone needs to teach these people the definition of mousetrap.
People that illiterate should not be posting here.
In the morning, remove the mouse from the trashcan. Give it a stern lecture about property rights. Place it back on the ground so it can scurry off, collect its belongings, and vacate your house.
I’ve caught a couple just by leaving some food in the bottom of a five gallon bucket next to something they can climb on.
um, this is a mousetrap, isn’t it?
rename: “how to catch a mouse w/o snapping its neck.”
Thanks for DIY moustrap tip
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