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Old 10-24-2018, 09:07 PM   #79
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Originally Posted by dippasan View Post
I built one of the "brilliant" bucket traps with the bottle on a pivot pictured in this thread by dt5150 and placed it in our outside kitchen area at the camp. Caught 14 mice in 2 days. Unbelievable!! I used to use the bucket with bird seed on top of water which also worked very well but a lot more messy than this solution and bird seed cost money where this version is virtually free.

I also set one up at home in the backyard to catch chipmunks but it seems the squirrels simply stand on the edge of the bucket and lick the peanut butter clean. I think I'll try making a larger version with a large storage container.

Very effective trap.

Thanks for the pics dt5150!!!

Caught 44 mice so far on our deck in the "bucket of death" since the beginning of October. the amazing thing is that we never saw mice inside the camp. Just a few droppings here and there. Our neighbors have set up buckets as well with good success. I keep thinking we've got them all but we keep catchin' em so I'm gonna keep on settin' it up with fresh Skippy PB.
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