Bucket Mousetrap Mk. I ready for service


I had an idea for a thing using PVC rather than coathanger wire and I still might build it to see if it works – but I also have a very bad record of ignorantly second-guessing people who know what they’re doing to my own detriment. So for this first iteration I decided to go with the basic and proven model.

I have to go to S&L’s this evening and that takes me right past Landlady’s so this will go into service soonest.

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9 Responses to Bucket Mousetrap Mk. I ready for service

  1. Mike says:

    As Ben wrote: “Don’t forget the game camera.” It would be interesting to see how well the trap works.

  2. Claire says:

    Good luck! What are you using for bait? Peanut butter?

    And yeah, I agree the game camera would be a good idea for this.

  3. Joel says:

    Yeah, peanut butter. Not going to start with the camera, but I’ll look around and see if there’s a place for it in the rather cramped space.

  4. FDD says:

    add about 1/4 full of water to the bucket, helps in keeping them in there

  5. UnReconstructed says:

    add a dash of dish soap. It helps drown them quicker.

    Of course you could hook up a spark coil (or fence charger) to the water and a conveniently located ring about 1/2 inch above the water around the perimeter. bit of salt in the water to make better contact.

  6. Wayne says:

    Full strength Prestone and it won’t stink as bad and will not evaporate as fast.

  7. Ben says:

    Any early results?

  8. Joel says:

    Nope. Not a single bite so far.

  9. Mark Matis says:

    Maybe they’re secretly related to TB, and don’t like peanut butter!

To the stake with the heretic!