Years ago we had a terrible mouse problem in the house when some major construction was going on nearby. I found a trap that consisted of a long (about 12") square plastic tube with a hinged lid on one end that would open to let the buggers in, but not let them out. A little dab of peanut butter in the far end, and set it down. Next morning, I had 10 mice jammed into that tube! You now have the option of taking them far outside and releasing them, if you so desire, or, you can drop the tube in a deep bucket of water for a few minutes, just to wash out the old peanut butter, of course. After that, I bought about 10 more traps, and got rid of the mouse problem within a week.
I really wish I could find those traps again. Best thing I ever saw, and very easy to use.
My brother had suggested a method he used. Fill a 5 gallon bucket with about 3 gallons of water and place it on the floor. Directly above the center of the bucket, tied to a length of monofilament fishing line attached to a joist above, was a large piece of cheese. A short section of board from the floor to the edge of the bucket served as a mouse ramp. The mice figured out if they went up the ramp and stretched themselves out, they could grab a bite of cheese - and then promptly fall into the bucket of water. He was emptying buckets of 20 to 30 mice every day until the problem was gone.
(edit) Couldn't find the exact same trap I used before, but Victor makes something called the "Tin Cat" that operates on the same principle of one-way doors. I just ordered 3 of them - one for the garage, one for the basement, one for the shed.
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Last edited by Tat_n_Telle; Oct 29th, 2006 at 6:23 pm.
Reason: I found the mousetrap!