During the summer season when the temperature falls you will find that there are some and welcome the guest in your house. Yes, we are talking about a mouse in your house. Also, this season get cooler then there will be more rodents or mice that will look for the shelters in your house. You have to be prepared with a bucket mouse trap to get the mouse trapped!
Mice are a nuisance and they take over your space, damage your property and spread disease! Thus, to prevent you from all these problems here is a bucket mousetrap
Get a 5-gallon bucket and a dowel which can be made of wood or metal or anything! You can use a cloth hanger in case you don’t have a dowel. Now get a tin can and some peanut butter, also a few scraped woods for making a ramp.
- Make holes on the opposite side of the buck on top.
- Made holes on the fault face of soda cans on opposite sides
- Now insert the dowel in the hole making sure both soda can and bucket are in one line.
- Spread peanut butter or whatever bait you have on the can and keep a ramp for the mice to climb up to a bucket.
- Now fill water in the bucket to few inches.
- Keep the set up in the place where mice are more likely to appear
Process of catching the mice-
Bucket mouse traps work when mice climb up to the ramp and try to reach tin to eat the bait. But since the mouse weight is more and the can gets into motion when mice try to get on it, the mice fall inside a bucket filled with water.
Apart from that, you can keep antifreeze to make sure water inside the bucket doesn’t freeze and you can catch as many mice as you can. Also, antifreeze will keep the mice preserved and will prevent any kind of bad smell from the dead nice.
So in case you are going somewhere for two-three days you can leave behind the trap and it won’t let bad order spread in the house!
There are also various bucket mouse trap designs made according to the number of mice you wanna trap. Some traps like plank traps can only catch 2 mice at a time. And after that you have to rearrange setup.
A better option for someone who wants to catch more mice without having to assemble setup again and again is to use, bucket mouse trap. They are also available in the market. They are made with different materials and are more durable. You can check the price, quality and other features of mouse trap before buying it from online stores.
Also once the mice are dead you can throw body in someplace! You should not go for killing house as blood will make house stinky and also flies will be attracted to the dead mouse if you kill it using poison or other traps.