Posts Tagged ‘Dowel’

World’s best mouse trap – If you have any trouble with mice while camping, you have to try this:
Take a bucket a five gallon bucket and put some water in it (about 2 inches will do).
Then put two holes opposite each other near the top.
Then put a water bottle on a dowel (or arrow)
Put two holes opposite each other near the top of the bucket
Put the dowel through the holes (tape the ends so it can’t come out)
Spread peanut butter all over the bottle. (not pictured)

Important – don’t forget to lean a stick or something against the bucket so the mice can climb up. (not pictured)

The mice will climb up the stick, jump onto the bottle, the bottle will spin, the mouse will fall into the water in the bottom of the bucket.

Rinse, Lather, Repeat.

I know – Simple minds are entertained by simple things.

World's Best Mouse TrapWe set one of these traps up at the cabin a few years ago. After dumping out dozens and dozens of mice over several days, we did not see another mouse for at least 2 years.

Now, we are starting to see some again – so it is time to break out the “secret weapon” once again.Bucket Mouse Trap