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Old 08-15-2015, 08:34 AM   #15
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Five Gallon Bucket? They cant get out?? What do you use for bait that don't dry up?
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Five Gallon Bucket? They cant get out?? What do you use for bait that don't dry up?
I've used peanut butter to 'glue' seeds to a ramp up and into the bucket. I used to be the champion gerbil and hamster 'trapper' in my school, recovering the lost classroom pets. A bunch of crumpled news paper to cushion their fall and give them nesting material until morning. Not so important with mice and rats you don't return to cages.
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Look up the 5 gallon bucket trap on youtube. There are lots of different ways to make it, but they all seem to end up with dead mice. I use peanut butter coated over a gatorade bottle. It's lasted for many months. The other traps in my RV haven't been touched (glue, snap, etc.). The bucket has caught several mice and I haven't found droppings or anything to indicate there are any more.

Peanut butter is nice because it doesn't dry out quickly due to the oils in it.
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