A Short Helpful Tips To Construct Bucket Mouse Trap At Home

Ever heard the term “build a better mouse catch”? Well that’s phrase is now out of date there is no better trap than a bucket mouse trap.

The bucket style mouse trap catches many mice s in a single trap and doesn’t need to be rearranging between mice. It is so effortless to make that you perhaps already have all the parts needed lying around your trash.

Never purchase commercial mouse traps or any poison again.

Here are some tips that will help you to build your own bucket mice strap at home easily.

So you have planned to take care of your mice s problems. You will need few items to make this quick mice strap at your home without taking anybody’s help.

Assemble all your items-

  • 5 Gallon bucket
  • Scrap of wood for the ramp
  • Dowel- metal is the right but wood will work
  • Tin can
  • Peanut butter

The process of making this do it yourself mouse trap-

  • Drill holes at the bucket’s top, on both the sides
  • Drill holes into the center of both flat side of the can
  • Insert dowel through the holes of the bucket and the soda can hole to end up with the unit that looks like the illustration
  • Lure it with peanut butter and add an incline for the mice to get up
  • Fill the bottom few inches using water if you aim at mice killing or let the bucket be with no water in case you want to release them somewhere

The Bucket mouse trap works when a mouse at the top of the ramp plans to jump onto the tin can to eat the peanut butter.

The mouse weight throws the can to the motion that bucks the mice off into the bucket beneath.

Several readers have asked about using green liquid into the bucket’s bottom. Some of the bucket mouse trappers use antifreeze in their containers.

It helps in preserving the mice, safeguarding them against become rancid and creating a huge smell problem.

This may be necessary if you are catching the mouse in a vacation cabin or bug-out shelter that you won’t visit for months at a time.

Also, it will ensure that liquid doesn’t congeal in an unheated building.

Alternative designs-

There are plenty of alternative designs for the Bucket mouse trap. Every single one is been discussed herein. So let also have a quick look at those.

1-     Bucket rat trap-

What works for mice can also work for the rats. But the rats can break out from a 5-gallon bucket so consider using a 55-gallon drum. For it, you can use at least 6” of water at its bottom.

2-     Plank design-

This mouse trap is used in the chicken house. Mice are the big problem for the chicken keepers since they love to fatten themselves on those expensive little chicken pellets.

The biggest con is you need to reset it after every 2 mice it catches. Chickens may likely knock delicate plank down.


Here we end the discussion about mouse catching traps. You can also try it from the available materials at your home and catch many mice as you want.

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