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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
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
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.
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
KITTYGOTCHA mouse trap
Clown face mouse trap
Eagle claw mouse trap
Fruit jar mouse trap
Box type mouse trap
For the religious minded......
...who would like to give the mouse a proper burial
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.
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 ;))