Non-lethal Mousetraps To Catch An Adorable Little Mouse


Yesterday on Dezeen, there was a great post about Roger Arquer, and his non-lethal mousetraps. Basically what he did was use everyday, household objects like a drinking glass, a light bulb, a glass flower pot and a bottle, and turn them into ingenious ways of catching little mice.

I have to say, the ideas are quite clever, and pretty easy to do on your own. The pictures are freaking adorable. If I could catch that tiny, cute-as-a-button mouse, I would totally keep him and give him a ridiculous name like Harold. But my guess is, you’re never going to catch a mouse that cute, and in fact, if you do have a rodent problem, it’s going to be some giant, scary ass rat that probably has rabies.

I think my favorite solution is the light bulb and the nut, it seems like the sneakiest trap to me. Very cute idea, with a very cute little mouse!


4 Comments Non-lethal Mousetraps To Catch An Adorable Little Mouse

  1. djp October 23, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    i love the mice also! and i’m also a whore. just blogged about in fact. though today i broke my own rule by listening to sir mix a lot. :)

  2. Liam October 23, 2007 at 3:39 PM

    my parents actually have mice that cute running around their kitchen, its wonderful. i don’t quite understand the bottle trap though. how does the mouse get in and out of there? hmmm they can fit through really tiny spaces though…

  3. Bobby S. October 23, 2007 at 3:44 PM

    Liam: They expand the large open end of the spring, squeezing their way through. But when they get to the other side, the can’t expand the smaller, more narrow end.

    I don’t know if that would really work, but if he says so… haha.
    I would just be afraid I couldn’t get the mouse out afterward!

  4. Guav April 1, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Those are brilliant, and as someone who actually has cute little mice like that, a couple of them would be worth trying.

    Two of them wouldn’t work though, since mice can jump up about 12″—they could get out of them easily.

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