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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-17-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: A Better Mousetrap

At the rate they are falling in ,the pot will be filled and they just climb out. What good is dat?

I say that Bucketheads coffee maker is the best trap tho

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Re: A Better Mousetrap

I actually made one out of 5 gallon bucket, filled halfway with water.....mine was made from soda can......worked great! You get multiple catches and you do not re-bait very often.

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I wonder how it keeps getting out of the pot??

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Re: A Better Mousetrap

works great on chipmunks.....half full of water and put birdseed on top of water.....they can't stay away from it
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Re: A Better Mousetrap

Great design!! I remember back in the 80`s reading a Fish-Fur-Game magazine and they had one very similar but with a ramp and piece of yard stick. They walked up the yard stick to get the peanut butter on the end and the end was on a pivot and the mice slid right into the-ready for this-they recommended Used Motor Oil. Why-I don`t know. I think because maybe it didn`t freeze like water. You know what, it may even have been Radiator Fluid because of the same reason.

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Re: A Better Mousetrap

I remember "back in the day" my grandpap making a bucket mouse trap, then one year I was the first there after the winter closing kind of ugly!

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Re: A Better Mousetrap

I made one for camp, it worked well. The best thing I found where baited stations. If you spread pellets or blocks of poison they take the poison and hide it but may not eat it. Since I switched to the black bait station it is amazing how it took care of the mice problem. They are forced to eat the bait rather than take it and hide it. For years and years I would place those little green blocks around and spread pellets and use those baited pouches.
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I made one for camp, it worked well. The best thing I found where baited stations. If you spread pellets or blocks of poison they take the poison and hide it but may not eat it. Since I switched to the black bait station it is amazing how it took care of the mice problem. They are forced to eat the bait rather than take it and hide it. For years and years I would place those little green blocks around and spread pellets and use those baited pouches.
Great suggestion!! I am so tired of seeing those little green pellets all over the place. Thanks.

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He is a southpaw. DIYASUB you always have something comical to post and I thank you for that!
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