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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:11 am 
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We have made a few mouse traps with either old tin wash tubs or the plastic pet carry boxes you buy with the plastic base and the wire tops in them.
Get a piece of round metal rod and an empty milo tin. Drill a hole through the base dead centre and a hole through the lid that is big enough to fit the metal rod through. Thread the milo tin on the bar and smear peanut butter over the milo tin. The tin should spin freely. Half fill the carry cage or wash tub with water. Place your trap near where your mice are and make sure the mice can climb up to the bar that the milo tin is on. The bar is held in place by the handles on the wash tub or the large wire mesh on the carry box.We caught 172 mice in 1 night like this in 1 trap.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:14 am 
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mate you did well there!! Do you have any photos of the tray we can have a look at? Im having problems with mice around my quail pens so it would be good to start getting rid of them.

How deep does your bucket have to be?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:26 am 
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Yes a photo please Y

We also have a mice plague and I am having troubles getting my mind around around your design.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:34 am 
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Generally about 10-15 cm of water and a similar height side made of material that they can't get a foot hold on so that they don't climb out, plastic or metal are the way to go.

I have done a similar thing with a 25 litre bucket using a piece of dowel across the top through the can (Bacon fat and peanut butter make a great bait.) I taped a few fishing sinkers to the inside of the can so that it would always come back to that side on the bottom, if that makes sense. Then smear the bait on the outside of the can on the side where the sinkers are.

Gees 172 in one go, that would be avery thick mouse soup!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:47 am 
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I love my rat zapper :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:53 am 
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I am so over the mouse plague and it got to expensive with bait all the time and you cant bait around chooks anyway as they eat mice too. I would love to post some pictures but my computer wont let me post pictures. I can email them to anyone who wants to PM me or they can then post them if they want.
My tray is only about 20cm deep and half full or not quiet with water.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:54 am 
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Plan/sketch attached.

The water depth can be as deep as you like, could up size the trap to a metal 44 gallon drum if you wanted to!! Just need to provide a ramp or access way for the mice to get onto the rod.

Writing is abit hard to read.

Reads: Where arrow is pointing to the can. Can with lid (Needs to be able to rotate on the rod easily ie If you have a 10mm rod, drill a 12-14 mm hole though the can bottom and lid.

And across the bottom. Mice walk across the rod to get to the stuff on the can, when they get to the can and try to get the bait the can turns and mice plop into water to drown.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:08 pm 
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Send them to me and I will do the deeds and post them here for you
Its of general interest.

Mike

Okay here are Mumaroo's photos

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:50 pm 
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Brilliant :thumbs: :thumbs: have all the pieces here...so I'm off to go make one.

It's always the simple things that work best :biggrin:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:30 pm 
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A schematic approach from Rotten-66

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:27 pm 
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great stuff.... im going to have to set one up this weekend...

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:06 pm 
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As I will be setting up a trap as well. The options are endless. I know where the mice are in the mornings, I just need to set up the trap and wollaaaaaaaaa! hopefully. Maureen


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:38 pm 
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That is brilliant i'm going to make one and pass this plan on to friendz...i was wondering how to deal with the problem..i belted one small mouse with the rake and threw it to the chooks ,Well they went crazy but there to doughy to catch them.........What a smart idea and so easy ,Lyn


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It doesn't sound very humane. They'd take a while to die wouldn't they? I wish our cats would kill them but it seems they don't know they're there.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:23 pm 
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I'm not very good at imagining how this works. The mouse crawls along the rod to the bait that is on the outside of the tin. Then try's to get the bait. Tin moves and then somehow mouse is caused to fall in? It's the last but that I can't picture. Why does the mouse fall when the can moves? Can someone help me please?

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