Step 1: Items Needed
Step 2: Assembly
Step 3: Usage
Place the tube as close as possible to the mouse and flush against the wall, open end facing mouse. Stress the mouse using a small broom or other item, from the opposite direction (red arrow). It is not neccessary to place the tube as shown in the picture, with something blocking the mouse from running along the tube. It will go for the hole, given the choice.
If the mouse is behind some furniture, place trap flush against the wall on one side, open end facing the furniture, and try to stress the mouse from the other direction.
9 times out of 10 it will try to get away by staying close to the wall, find the trap and bolt for the hole (blue arrow). Once inside the tube, the mouse will not come out voluntarily, so just pinch the open end closed, carry outside while holding the tube closed.
Once outside, and after closing the door to prevent cat from doing an encore and mouse from running inside again, grab the taped end, which is where the mouse will be holding on for dear life, let go of the untaped end, letting it open.
With a swift forward motion you will subject the mouse to a force along the lengt of the tube, forcing it out of the tube and into a nice parabolic flight away from point of eviction.
If you worry about the mouse, just shake it out, then watch it go up your legs while you scream like a little girl. Kids love that.
Jokes aside, the success rate of this trap is amazing, and it usually just takes a few minutes from mouse-in-the-house detection to capture and mouse eviction. My wife have no problems operating the trap and swears by it.