There are many types of traps that you can make on your own to ensure that you reduce the mice or rat population.
Bucket and spoon: you will need to have a spoon, peanut butter and a large bucket. You should get the peanut butter and then dab some peanut butter on the handle of the spoon. Then balance it on the countertop when the bucket is under it. If the mouse tries to get the peanut butter, it is going to fall into the bucket.
Bucket and soda bottle: if you do know want to keep resetting a trap, you should try skewering a plastic bottle and positioning it on a bucket. You can make it so that it will spin if the mouse tries to get the peanut butter. The mouse will fall in the bucket and the bottle will remain in place.
Glass and coin: this is simple. You will need to put the peanut butter on the inside of a glass and then prop it up with a nickel. If a mouse tries to get the peanut butter, the glass is going to fall and it will be trapped in it.
Bucket with a paper plate: this is the same as using the cardboard tube. In case you do not like the idea of the mouse having to touch your items, then you can use a toilet paper roll or other materials to get the rat inside the bucket.
After capturing a mouse, you will have to come up with an idea of where you should put it. When the mouse has marked the territory, it may come back to the same place even when you take it to a far away distance. When you plan on releasing it near the home, you have to ensure that you have found the hole it uses to enter into the home and have blocked it. If this is not the case, it will come back in the home in a few days.
If the rat does everything it can to get back inside the house, then you may have to kill it. However, if you are creative enough, you will get rid of the rats without killing them.
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