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How You Can Make Your Own Humane Mouse Traps and Deterrents

April 08, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

Listed below are some of the popular ways of making mouse traps and deterrents. Enough small talk lets start shall we?

The Tipping Bottle Technique No Kill Mouse Trap

This requires a bucket, a plastic bottle, text books in addition to electrical tape.

  1. Cut the bottom and the top of your plastic bottle. It needs to appear like the bottle in the picture below.
  2. Stick tape from the middle and add a counter weight of penny's on the side.
  3. Position the bottle off balance on the bucket and tape the sticky side on the inside wall. Put the counter weight onto the books which the mice can use to climb on.
  4. Get ready for the mice to grab the peanut butter and they will fall in.

The best thing about this technique would be that the counter weight resets the trap automatically once the mouse falls inside the bucket. Not only is it cheap and convenient but it's a lot better to catch these guys and make them go away. As long as you mouse proof you're home then you don't have to be concerned about them coming in again.

The Tipping bottle Technique (quick) No Kill Mouse Trap

If you're tight for time then you can quickly set this trap using these 3 easy steps.

  1. Cut the bottom and top off the pop bottle, tape a counter weight to one end and put tape hanging from the middle.
  2. Tape the under side of the bottle on the edge of the surface where the mice will likely be.
  3. Position a garbage bin below the bottle and set some peanut butter on the edge and get ready for the mice to fall.

This is only suitable for one mouse but you can add a counter weight to other end of the bottle to reset.

The Rolling Pop Can No Kill Mouse Trap

This calls for a bucket, a bit of wire from a coat hanger, tape, string as well as a pop can.

  1. Drill holes on both ends of the bucket.
  2. Thread the bit of coat hanger by way of the hole of the bucket.
  3. Poke a hole through the lower end of the can and thread the wire through.
  4. After the wire is fully through bend it to one side and place some peanut butter onto the can.

You'll need to also place books or boxes near the bucket to ensure that the mice to get up there. And then, all you have to do is wait.

There are those that prefer to put water at the bottom of the bucket so that the mice won't jump up which is fine but if you have a tall bucket then there will be no need. I would personally not recommend drowning the mice because it's not humane.

The Altoids Tin No kill mouse trap

This one's quick and simple. I used this once while I was at my friends cottage and was sleeping on a couch. I was able to hear a mouse racing back and forth so I grabbed a tin and the elastics and set up the mouse trap.

This requires 3 elastics and an Altoids tin

  1. Position the 3 elastics across the closed Altoids tin
  2. Carefully open the top and make the tin look like an open book. Make sure the elastics are tense so that it will snap shut if something touches it. Put bait in it, the best bait is popcorn!
  3. Watch it snap shut!

In reality, I didn't catch the mouse but it did scare it off once it snapped shut. Therefore if not for the catching the mouse make use of it for piece of mind if you're out of options.

Spray mouse deterrent

This is an effective one to use if you're seeking out an environmentally friendly option. Some individuals use peppermint oil spray but if you don't have some then you can make it out of crushed mints and water!

What you'll need is a spray bottle, crushed Altoids together with a small amount of water.

  1. Empty the mints in a zip lock baggie.
  2. Crush the mints into a powder.
  3. Put a portion of water within the bottle and add the powdered mints.
  4. Shake it up and start spraying areas that you want mice to keep away from

Tip: If you need to be extreme then add peppermint oil to the water and create a supper deterrent! A key benefit about all these techniques the fact that they're cheap and super easy to complete!

Growing up around farm land Brent Linder has discovered how to exterminate mice the proper way with out the expensive costs of professional exterminators. If you want to learn more about his methods please visit his site at

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