Sunday, January 27, 2019

Build a better Mouse Trap


Enough is Enough....
These mice are pretty cute but they are taking over our farm. Generally speaking, a mouse trap will do but these animals are too much. They are eating my horse, dog, cat, goat and chicken food. Their droppings are too much. Bringing in the big trap.

All you need:
  • Peanut butter 
  • Plastic bottle (old water or juice container)
  • Empty 5 gallon bucket
  • A rod (long enough to span the top of the 5 gallon bucket)
  • Piece of cardboard to serve as the ramp.
  • Some water.
 Simple Instructions
  • Drill holes in the top of the 5 gallon can, a little larger than the rod you have selected
  •  Drill a hole in the center of the bottom of the plastic bottle
  •  Work the rod thru the hole on one side of the bucket
  •  Work the rod thru the plastic bottle
  •  Work the rod the the other hole on the other side of the bucket
  • The plastic bottle should rotate freely on the rod
  • Smear some peanut butter on the center of the plastic bottle
  • Pour about 6 inches of water in the 5 gallon bucket
  • Using cardboard, build a ramp from the floor to the upper rim of the 5 gallon bucket