Ingeniously Simple Mousetrap




About: If you like simple solutions then here you can find some of my crazy ideas.

This is very mouse friendly and effective mousetrap and I captured many mice with this method
and probably everybody has everything at home to build one.

If you don't want to follow these instructions, watch the video!

if you use a mobile device use this link!

Step 1: What You Need

You need:

  • a board, for transport the captured mouse
  • a glas lid or a glass bowl, so you can see if a mouse is captured
  • a ruler or a little board with a hole
  • some bait for the mouse (I use chocolate)

Step 2: Preparation

fill the hole of the ruler with the bait

balance the lid on the ruler with the hole in the middle of the lid

Step 3: Setup

Mice prefer to go along the walls,
so place the trap near a wall


Step 4: The Trap Snaps

In this trap, the mouse has a little bit to eat

and enough air to breath.

with the board, you can bring her into wildness

Step 5: Let the Mouse Free

Bring the mouse far far away from your home,
the further the better,
and let it free:

Mission accomplished!



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    7 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I was wondering what the big knife was for at the start of your video!

    Also, peanut butter I find works well too.



    2 years ago

    We have a beautiful cat who likes to play with whatever small creatures she can catch. She plays with them until they are "broken". Nature is good.


    2 years ago

    From humane Native white-footed and deer mice, who move indoors during the early fall or winter, usually can be humanely live-trapped and returned to the outdoors. House mice would probably not do well if turned out, but many people are willing to try relocating them rather than killing them with traps. If you can move the house mouse or mice to a protected outbuilding such as a shed or garage, you’ll be giving them a better chance of survival. (Use research and your own judgement for your personal circumstances to decide what kind of traps to use.)


    2 years ago

    I love the trap :-) however your mouse is almost of the house variety and will come back into the warm comfort of you house unless you walked him 2 or 3 miles away!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Yes, maybe the mouse comes back. But this is very dangerous, because, I have a cat too. It is a lazzy cat, but still a cat! :)