They scurry across alleyways and countertops. They chew through trash cans and cereal boxes. They make a sound that’s something between a hiss, a squeak, and a chatter. And, despite our efforts, their number always seems to be growing.
Rats and mice can be a problem, especially when left uncontrolled. They carry diseases, damage property, and contaminate and eat our food. There are several ways to get rid of them, of course. Some homeowners choose poison while others opt to get a cat.
Many people can’t safely use poisons because of animals and children, and the risk far outweighs the supposed benefit. If you’re one of the many homeowners with this problem, what’s your solution? Besides poisons and cats, what’s your best method for getting rid of rats and mice?
Here’s a humane way of getting rid of them – a DIY mouse trap made from a plastic bottle. It catches rats and mice without having them suffer too much. You simply lure them into the bottle and they won’t be able to get out.
If you have several plastic bottles at home, you can make several traps and set them up in strategic places. My husband and I tried this and it worked!
- 1 plastic soda bottle
- Blocks of wood (long and short)
- Coat hanger
- 3 screws
- 3 washers
- Drill with drill bits
- Measuring tape
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Do you want to make your own DIY mousetrap? Watch this video below…