These take less than a minute to construct, allowing you to build multiple units for severe situations.
Step 1: What You Will Need
~ A 1.25L or larger soda / water bottle
~ Craft knife
Step 2: Constructing the Unit
Now make another cut about 2 inches down from the cut you just made.
Keep the two large pieces.
These will be our trap.
Place the bottles neck aside to use in a future project.
Step 3: Constructing the Non-return Entrance
Make the cuts at diagonals to form spikes. They do not need to be spikes, but have to deter the rodent from trying to climb/jump back up the funnel.
It should look something like the pictures.
Step 4: Inserting the Funnel
Insert the funnel into the bottom of the funnel as pictured.
Fold the tape over the edge tp seal the funnel in place. You may wish to add a little more tape to secure.
Step 5: Trap Some Rodents
These are suprisingly effective. I have trapped up to 3 rats inside, one 1.25L bottle in a night.
If you intend on letting the rodent go, simply cut the tape and remove the funnel. Make sure you drop them off far away from your property or they will return.
However if this is not an option or you feel the need to permantley dispose of the rodent, I would recommend a simple bucket of water. Put the bottle in and put a brick over it to submerge the trap. Walk away. Come back when all the drama is over and dispose of the entire bottle.
Preferably empty cotents and recycle / re-use the trap.