I saw a neat design for a mouse trap on youtube, that will catch multiple mice.
I built a 3 hole Mascall's Mouse trap.
How it works- Peanut Butter in back of holes.
Mouse enters hole. Mouse chews string to get PB. Broken string releases spring upward- Mouse gets caught in loop.
A 2x6 can be use, but I used 2" thick Oak.
size of wood- around 5 1/2"-6" wide by 8" long.
Drill 1" diameter holes, 3" deep.
Drill 2 holes for wire loop- about 1/2" inside the 1" entrance hole
Drill 2 holes to tie spring down
Use light weight wire for loop. Place this wire in loop holes and fashion a tightly fit loop inside the 1" entry hole
Use a springy steel wire for trap spring. About 15"-16" long
Bend small eye in one end of spring wire. Drill hole in back end of wood for spring wire to fit. Place end of wire in this hole and arc wire to front.
Too keep the spring wire from moving side to side (at back of trap), I used a fence staple to hold in place.
Bent spring wire so eye end of spring is between the two loop holes
Push spring down and tie off loop wire to eye- so that's tied off
Now thread string thru holes- long needle helps here- push spring down and tie off thread- trap is now set
Place Peanut Butter in back of hole to bait trap.
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