DIY Mouse Trap

Here's a humane way of getting rid of rats and mice from your house.

Here’s a humane way of getting rid of rats and mice from your house – a DIY mouse trap!

Rodents are some of the most interesting creatures on the planet. They are known for their agility, intelligence, and their ability to adapt to almost any environment. There are dozens of different species of rodents. One of the most fascinating things about rodents is their ability to reproduce quickly. A single pair of mice can produce up to 200 offspring in just one year! This makes them one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet when it comes to reproduction.

No one knows for sure where they came from. Some say they arrived on ships from distant lands, others claim they were born in the sewers. All we know is that they’re here, and they’re not going anywhere.
They’re everywhere, in every city, in every town. Scurrying across alleyways and countertops, chewing through trash cans and cereal boxes. They make a sound that’s something between a hiss, a squeak, and a chatter. And, despite our best efforts, their numbers always seem 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. But what if there was another way? A way to get rid of these pesky critters that didn’t involve harming them?

If you’re a homeowner, you know that the problem of pests is always a top priority. You also know that the use of poisons to get rid of these pests is not always the best or safest solution, especially if you have animals or children in the home. So, what’s your solution? Besides poisons and cats, what’s your best method for getting rid of rats and mice? Do you have any creative ideas that you can share with us?

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 with some food, and they won’t be able to get out. Once they’re in, you can release them into the wild or dispose of them however you see fit.

This DIY mouse trap is simple, inexpensive, and very easy to make.
This DIY mouse trap is simple, inexpensive, and very easy to make.

If you have several plastic bottles at home, you can make a whole fleet of mouse traps and set them up in strategic places. My husband and I tried this and it worked like a charm! Those pesky little mice didn’t stand a chance against our homemade mouse traps.

Plastic bottles are the perfect material for making a mouse trap. They are durable, lightweight, and easy to work with. Plus, they can be easily customized to fit your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to create a simple trap or something more elaborate, plastic bottles are a great choice.

Do you need one or plenty of these mouse traps at home? Or do you know someone who would?


  • 1 plastic soda bottle
  • Blocks of wood (long and short)
  • Coat hanger
  • 3 screws
  • 3 washers


  • Drill with drill bits
  • Wirecutter
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Marker

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Looking to get rid of those pesky mice without spending a fortune? Why not try your hand at making your own DIY mousetrap? In this video, we’ll show you how to make a simple but effective mousetrap using common household items. So grab a few supplies and let’s get started!



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