A Humane Rat
Trap from a Bicycle Tube and a Jam Jar
Get rid of rats once and
for all with our homemade
trap that is baitless and rather
clever in design. These rat traps really do work, and ideal if you have
animals around where you cannot put down poison.
I don't know one farm that hasn't
had a rat or mice problem at some stage or the other. Barn mice and
field mice live in cosy quarters and where there is livestock and grain
you will always have mice. It's a free take-away service and they don't
have to go too far to feed themselves.
This is why it is very important to
make sure that any grain that is stored when raising
chickens etc. is placed in bins that have
tight fitting lids and cannot be chewed through by the rodents.
And sometimes, the mice are not
just happy to look for grain, but they will also get into your
vegetable garden and wreck havoc with your vegetables.
tomatoes and pumpkins, corn ... well, let's just say there is not much
they will leave unscathed.
However, when you have a farm or
homestead, you often have cats and dogs and other animals so it becomes
difficult to bait the rats with poison just in case your other
animals end up ingesting the poison too. So
catching mice and
becomes a bit of dilemma, especially as I think the conventional rat
traps are cruel. A humane
rat trap is ideal.
Well, I came across an idea the
other day from a very old publication that showed a baitless trap that
was rather novel, and so I am sharing it with you because it is a
humane rat trap that can be easily made at home. This is also for
those of you who have tried baiting
rat traps with cheese,
and the like without success!!! However, if you are looking for a bait to catch rats, a paste of corn meal and beaten egg works really well.
A piece of an old bicycle tire and
a glass fruit jar are the only materials required for making this
humane rat trap.
Push one end of the tire into the hole, making sure that there is a
space left at the end so that the mice can get in. Then bend the other
end down into a fruit jar or other glass jar. Bait may be placed in the
jar if desired, although this is not necessary.
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