Introduction: Mouse / Rat Trap From Recycled Water Bottle

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This I'ble will show you how to Make, an extremely effective rodent catching device. This trap may also be used for "live captures". Got a rodent issue? You have come to the right place. Build this free trap and rid yourself of these pests.

These take less than a minute to construct, allowing you to build multiple units for severe situations.

Lets begin!

Step 1: What You Will Need

You will only need a few basic items for this project.
They include

~ A 1.25L or larger soda / water bottle
~ Scissors
~ Tape
~ Craft knife

Step 2: Constructing the Unit

Cut the neck off the bottle. Make the cut about 1 inch below the threaded section.

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

Take the smaller top section (which will be the funnel) and cut some slices about 1 inch long down it, starting from the end you removed the thread/opening off.

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

Apply some tape around the rim of 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

Free your home from these unwanted housemates.
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.

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