Funny Pictures of Creative Homemade Mouse trap

The mouse has been a pest in human existence ever since man first turn a cave into an abode. Requiring little food and virtually no water to survive, These critters breed prolifically. A pair of mice can multiply into more than a dozen in several weeks.

Building the better mouse trap have challenged Man's creative imagination. More than any other single item, there are over 4,400 patents on the mousetrap. There are mouse trap that works. While others defy logic and bring into question the inventor's sanity.

"The cross of the Lord was the devil's mousetrap" ~ St. Augustine

 Third panel of the Mérode triptych St.Joseph,husband of Mary constructing a mouse trap. IT SYMBOLIZE CHRIST TRAPPING AND DEFEATING THE DEVIL
Third panel of the Mérode triptych St.Joseph,husband of Mary constructing a mouse trap. IT SYMBOLIZE CHRIST TRAPPING AND DEFEATING THE DEVIL

Mouse intrusions into human habitat have cause enormous damages to property. Thriving behind building wall structures and under the floors of our homes, these rodents chew up insulation and gnaw through electrical wiring creating potential fire hazard.

As fleas and disease carriers, they are not only a nuisance but also pose a dangerous health risk with their urine and feces contaminating exposed food.

Building the perfect mouse trap

"The mousetrap is the icon of man's creativity and ingenuity, yet he's still working on how to get rid of the mouse" ~ Mary Putsch, mouse trap collector

Methods of eradication have been develop to kill, capture and control the millions of rodent that invade homes and other establishments.

Different mousetrap have been invented. From the simple and conventional to the more ingenious and elaborate.

Best bait for mouse trap

Mice are inquisitive creatures.They will examine anything new in their environment, especially if it is baited with food. Contrary to the popular notion that the best bait for a mouse trap is a piece of cheddar cheese, Mice actually prefer peanut butter, chocolate, seeds or a morsel of meat like bacon.

Weapons of mass.....er Mouse destruction

An old snapper
An old snapper


Conventional mouse traps

Snap mouse traps
Invented in the 1800's, the old fashion snap trap is still the most effective and economical. A spring loaded bar slams down with extreme force when the mouse takes the bait and step on a trip.

Sticky mouse traps
Uses strong adhesives or bonding materials on a surface to ensnare mice. These mouse glue traps are being opposed by some animal rights proponent as being unusually cruel. Mice will sometimes chew through their limbs or tear themselves apart just to break free from the glue board.

Multiple catch or live mouse traps
A more humane mouse trap employs mechanical spring loaded doors or tetter-totter like levers to capture and keep alive the mice inside the mousetrap's holding area. One has the option to release the mice in a far away distance to keep them from coming back.

An antique "Choker"
An antique "Choker"


Unconventional mouse traps

Electronic mouse traps
Using food to lure the mouse or rat into the trap, the device then zaps the rodent with electricity powered by ordinary batteries.

Choker mouse traps
A device that suffocates the mouse. Containing a rubber ring which instantly contracts around the neck of the vermin as it sticks it's head into the trap.

Hi-tech mouse traps
One of the better commercial mousetraps.
When a mouse enters into the contraption's tunnel and crosses two infrared beams, it automatically seal shut the trap and a deadly dose of carbon dioxide floods the death chamber killing the trapped animal. The homeowner is then notified via text message when the process is over. NOTE; There is no reprieve or commutation of sentence. Execution is carried out immediately.


VINTAGE MOUSE TRAPS

With all the advance technology available today, how far has Man come to building the perfect mouse trap?

Cast iron mouse traps

THE INVENTOR RECEIVED DIVINE GUIDANCE FROM THE GRAND INQUISITOR TORQUEMADA IN CREATING THESE INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE.
THE INVENTOR RECEIVED DIVINE GUIDANCE FROM THE GRAND INQUISITOR TORQUEMADA IN CREATING THESE INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE.

KITTYGOTCHA mouse trap

AVAILABLE AT ALL HELLO KITTY OUTLET. COMES IN RED, GREEN AND YELLOW COLOR
AVAILABLE AT ALL HELLO KITTY OUTLET. COMES IN RED, GREEN AND YELLOW COLOR

Clown face mouse trap

THE MOUSE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS FUNNY.
THE MOUSE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS FUNNY.

Eagle claw mouse trap

INSPIRED BY THE JACKIE CHAN MOVIE " SNAKE IN THE EAGLE CLAW'S SHADOW"
INSPIRED BY THE JACKIE CHAN MOVIE " SNAKE IN THE EAGLE CLAW'S SHADOW"

Fruit jar mouse trap

CAN BE RE-USE AS A CONTAINER FOR FRUIT JAMS.
CAN BE RE-USE AS A CONTAINER FOR FRUIT JAMS.

Box type mouse trap

Air holes cut in the shape of little windows. Not very effective since mice were able to chew through the side of the trap. BUT CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A DOLL HOUSE FOR PLAYTIME.
Air holes cut in the shape of little windows. Not very effective since mice were able to chew through the side of the trap. BUT CAN BE CONVERTED INTO A DOLL HOUSE FOR PLAYTIME.

MOUSEMOBILE

A LARGER PROTOTYPE IS BEING DEVELOP IN GOTHAM CITY. IT WILL ASSIST BATMAN IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST THE RATS THAT PREY ON  ORDINARY CITIZENS
A LARGER PROTOTYPE IS BEING DEVELOP IN GOTHAM CITY. IT WILL ASSIST BATMAN IN HIS FIGHT AGAINST THE RATS THAT PREY ON ORDINARY CITIZENS

For the religious minded......

...who would like to give the mouse a proper burial

COMES IN SEVERAL RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION
COMES IN SEVERAL RELIGIOUS DENOMINATION


HOW TO BUILD A HOME MADE MOUSE TRAP ( How to get rid of mice for the conscientious pro-life advocate who is too cheap to buy a commercial mouse trap )

1. Use a toilet paper tube. Crease two lines to form a flat sided tunnel
2. Put a treat on one end of the tube. (peanut butter works well :)
3. Balance the tube precariously on the edge of a table or counter with the treat hanging directly over a tall sided receptacle ( at least 20 inches in height). A trash can will do.

The mouse will scurry to the yummy treat ( they love tunnels :) and fall into the bucket mousetrap or trash can.
Release the little fella at least a mile away from your residence if you do not want another unexpected visit.

STRING AND WEDGE HOLDING UP A WOODEN BLOCK FOR A MOUSE BASHING.
STRING AND WEDGE HOLDING UP A WOODEN BLOCK FOR A MOUSE BASHING.



No amount of traps, poisons or repellant will solve a mouse problem. Preventive measurement is a better alternative. Keep the house and it's environment clean. Have wall and floor cracks where mice can find entry into the house properly sealed off and keep all food stored in secure containers.

"If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

So, if you have a creative imagination or like to generate new ideas. You might try to invent the perfect mouse trap and make a lot of money. It certainly beats earning nickel and dimes with adsense ;))

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sweetoneangel 5 years ago from New Jersey

Loved it a great hub with a sense of humor to it.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

sweetoneangel ~ Thanks :) Glad you like it. Here's a quote from someone who also had a great sense of humor..."Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse."- Ronald Reagan


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Nurfninja 5 years ago from Earth

Is that a fun article or what??


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Nurfninja ~ Thank you. It was written with a grave demeanor and a straight face.:)


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Nurfninja 5 years ago from Earth

Haha, most excellent.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

SR,

i gotta say this was cool especially the old school mousetraps awesome job-wish my cats were better catchers

TH


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

tom hellert ~ Mark Twain said " A Cat is more intelligent than people believe". I think the reason your cats don't bother to catch mice is because they have you to feed and pamper them :)) meow


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Amazing the ingenuity in all those mouse-traps on the pic slide Silent; quite humorous some of em. The cast iron ones look like medieval torture con(trap)tions! Yep, peanut butters the bait bandied about in these parts. Hey, the home-made hav-a heart trap is great for folks that wouldn't hurt a fly. Very cool hub Silent. I wrote a story about a 1950s farm where they found a bunch of wharf rats in the corn crib. The pop fixed up a trap out of mesh wire or something and the next day they caught over 50 of those suckers. Had to figure out what to do with em so they took em out to a field and gave a mongrel dog couple that had been slated for shooting a chance to prove their worth to the farm. Took the pair of dogs a few tries as the rats were released one at a time, but they got the hang of it and had a home on the farm as rodent destroyers ever after.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Alastar Packer ~ Those wharf rats may not have fully made the transition from scurrying inside hulls of seafaring ships to landlubbers and were probably still wobbly on their land legs.:) They were easy prey to the mongrel whose lineage was traced to the ratters in the gambling pits of Victorian England :))


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Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

Hah-hah, some good ones Silent! There were rat pits in America too. The mongrel pair took quite a beating on their noses and mouths to begin with but soon enough became proficient at it. Neighbors would even borrow em sometimes for the same thing.


thebluestar 5 years ago

Oh the poor little mouse. Before I write my stuff, I have to say that I adore mice. I had six pet ones as a little girl. Now I understand that if left to their own devices we would have mass mice kind, and that would not be good. But, I nearly had kittens looking at some of those horrible torture chamber traps. I hope that mice never rule earth, the thought of some of those traps set for us, yuk. Joking aside, great informative hub . Well done.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Alastar Packer ~ Thanks for sharing.I'm glad those dogs found a place to stay and like our senior citizens still able to utilize their talents in their old age.Instead of being consign to heavenly retirement homes.:)


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

thebluestar ~ I get the feeling that you share Robert Burns empathy when he wrote in To a Mouse " I'm truly sorry man's dominion has broken nature's social union" and "Small, crafty, cowering, timorous little beast, O, what a panic is in your little breast!". Thank you for sharing part of your memories.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

What a cool and fun article, with some very clever mouse trap engineering and architecture…the coffin is very unique. I remember once when I was little girl, my dad baited a traditional mouse trap with peanut butter in the basement when we had a couple of mice one year. {Yuck.} I asked, “But what about cheese?” He said, “No, they love peanut butter.” Your hub is the first time I’ve seen this fact mentioned in years.


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Genna East ~ Hi and thank you for dropping into the mouse trap :)Your dad is very wise. Like you I grew up believing that cheese was the way to entice mice into the traps. Remember the Tom and Jerry cartoons? :)


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The-BestMouseTrap 5 years ago from The heartland, USA

This is so interesting, and I love your take on the best mouse traps to date, funny. I came across the world's largest mouse trap a few days ago, forgot to bookmark it. I imagine you could write a great funny article about it. The clown face mouse trap is my favorite, but wondered why the maker chose clown instead of a cat.

http://thebestmousetrap.com


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The-BestMouseTrap 5 years ago from The heartland, USA

I want to apologize to leaving my link, its just seemed natural, guess I still have a lot to learn, again, I apologize


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines Author

The-BestMouseTrap ~ Thank you for your comments and link. I intended this to be fun hub. Writing it was half the fun.Doing the research and picking up tidbits of info about the little fella the other half.:) BTW,I did take a look at your link :) It was interesting.


mousetrapiscool 4 years ago

wow, this was neat stuff thank you for writing it.


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SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines Author

mousetrapiscool ~ Thanks for dropping by. Glad you like it:)


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The-BestMouseTrap 4 years ago from The heartland, USA

I was just adding your hub to my webpage as an interesting place on the web, and noticed I never said thank you! Thank you!


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SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines Author

The-BestMouseTrap ~ You're welcome :)Have a nice day.


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GusTheRedneck 3 years ago from USA

The "Mousemobile" did the trick for me, SilentReed.

Thank you for letting us see this fine presentation. Amazing stuff here.

Gus :-)))


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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines Author

GusTheRedneck ~ This was a fun hub, made in one of my lighter moments or maybe "light-headed" moments. :) The "mousemobile" could give the batmobile some competition in terms of catching "Rats" preying on ordinary citizens.:))


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acaetnna 3 years ago from Guildford

Oh my goodness I found myself reading this and believe it or not found it entertaining! Great stuff - thank you.


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SilentReed 3 years ago from Philippines Author

acaetnna ~ Thank you. I'm glad you found it entertaining. I had fun doing the hub although one can't help feeling a wee bit of sympathy for the little fella :)


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grand old lady 4 months ago from Philippines

Poor mouse, it has been hated historically. I doubt if it cares, though - until it's trapped.

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