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DIY Catch and Release Mouse Trap

If you want to get the mice out of the house or garage but don’t want to kill them you can make this diy catch and release mouse trap for the humane way to remove mice.  Made from a 2 litre bottle and a block of wood along with a couple of other bits you can make this and reuse it over and over again. There are no springs or snapping traps to be afraid of setting and even the mouse won’t be scared because this trap doesn’t make noise when the trap catches the mouse.

DIY Catch and Release Mouse Trap

Since the mouse remains calm it make it easier to release it once you get it outdoors. All that is needed to lure the mouse into the bottle is a little dab of peanut butter for bait. Once the mouse has entered the trap to get the peanut butter its own weight will prevent it from getting back out of the bottle until you release it. It can’t chew its way out. I know there are a lot of people who don’t like to kill them so this is a good alternative way to catch them so you can remove them from your home.

If you would rather kill them so they never return or breed anywhere around your property you can build this self resetting mouse trap. It is made with a 5 gallon bucket to which you add a few inches of water so the mice drown. You can leave it dry to use as a catch and release trap as well. So if you have mice there  you have two different ways of dealing with them. This bottle trap is from Chris Notap.

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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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