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27+ simple, safe, and effective mouse trapping methods

If you are struggling with mouse issues and looking for ways to trap mice, then check out these 27+ simple, safe, and effective mouse trapping methods with just a few easy steps. Take a look to apply them and make your living space healthier!

1. Snap Trap Mouse Trapping Methods

One of the preferred mouse trapping methods is to use snap traps. You can buy snap traps at a specialized store, place bait in them, and when mice approach, they will be caught.

Simple steps for using a snap trap:

Prepare bait such as fish, grilled meat, cheese, and place it inside the trap.

Position the trap where mice often go, then wait for them to be caught, and dispose of them.

2. 220V Electric Mouse Trap

A 220V electric mouse trap is particularly effective for dealing with house mice. The execution is extremely simple:

Step 1: Prepare mouse trap bait.

Step 2: Place the electric trap where mice frequently move.

Step 3: Connect the electric trap to the power source.

3. Using Sticky Mouse Traps

Sticky mouse traps are made from various chemical components, including 2% water, 70% industrial oil, 10% latex glue, and 18% rosin, with a dark brown color and high adhesiveness. Therefore, when using sticky mouse traps, mice find it challenging to escape.

Steps for using sticky mouse traps:

Step 1: Purchase sticky mouse traps at stores, supermarkets, or markets.

Step 2: Place sticky mouse traps in areas with many mice or where mice frequently pass.

Step 3: Sprinkle a little dry food on the sticky trap to make it easier for mice to stick.

Step 4: Wait for the mouse to step onto the trap, then roll it up and dispose of it in the trash.

4. Using Mouse Poison

One of the effective mouse trapping methods that many families apply is the use of mouse poison. Thanks to the components in the poison that provide a captivating scent, mice are easily lured into the trap.

Steps for using mouse poison:

Purchase the poison at a veterinary drugstore or plant protection store.

Keep the poison in a secluded place, away from children.

Place the mouse poison in a sealed box and put it in a dry, airy place to effectively repel mice.

5. Trap Mice with Sturdy Cardboard

The most effective mouse trapping method you can apply is using sturdy cardboard.

Step 1: Place a rounded wooden stick that fits the mouth of a water bucket.

Step 2: Cut a small piece of sturdy cardboard smaller than the mouth of the bucket, then stick it onto the pre-placed wooden stick.

Step 3: Pour water into the bucket and add bait to make it easy for mice to get caught.

6. Plastic Bottle Mouse Trap

Used plastic bottles may seem like waste, but they can bring unexpected benefits. You can use plastic bottles to trap mice with the following steps:

Prepare a plastic bottle, a rubber band, a wooden stick, and a small iron pin.

Divide the bottle evenly into 3 parts: cut 1/3 at the top and pierce it, then symmetrically pierce at 2/3 of the bottle and pierce a small hole at the bottom.

Use the wooden sticks to cross through the holes previously pierced, and tie the rubber band to create tension.

Use the prepared iron pin to clamp the bait and attach the rubber band from the bottle’s bottom to the top.

Wait for the mouse to snatch the bait, and when it does, it gets caught.

7. Room Mouse Repellent with Water Bucket

Repelling mice in the room with a water bucket is also highly effective. Simple steps include:

Prepare a water bucket with a pre-drilled hole for attaching the handle.

Take advantage of the pre-drilled hole to place the iron rod previously pierced through the center of the can into the bucket.

Create a path up and an enticing bait for the mouse, so when the mouse comes to eat, the can will turn, and the mouse will fall into the water. At this point, the mouse cannot climb back up.

8. PVC Pipe Mouse Trap

A very simple mouse trap method, but you need to do it correctly. Refer to the instructions for trapping mice with PVC pipes below.


L-shaped or T-shaped PVC pipe.

A 20L water jug.

A piece of iron mesh.


About 10 plastic ties.

How to do:

Cut a square hole in the jug just enough for the mouse to see the bait inside.

Secure the iron mesh fence around the jug with plastic ties to prevent mice from escaping.

Place the trap where mice often go, and use a bait to make it easier for the mouse to get caught.

9. Trap Mice in Chicken and Poultry Farms

To prevent mice from eating chickens and poultry on the farm, you need to stop them by trapping mice.

Implementation steps:

Place traps at the corner of the wall, the mouse’s path.

Place medicine around the chicken coop and change the delicious bait regularly to attract mice.

10. Use Rectangular Mouse Traps

It may sound strange, but it’s very easy to do. To implement the rectangular mouse trap method, you can follow these steps:

Directly attach the delicious bait that mice like to eat to the trap and pull the clamping frame back to secure it.

Attach a safety lock, then place the trap at the mouse’s path.

11. Use Crescent Mouse Traps

This is the most effective mouse trapping method you can apply, specifically as follows:

Step 1: One hand fixes the body, the other hand pulls the wide rim of the mouse trap upside down and applies it upside down.

Step 2: Tighten the lock tightly and lock it for safety to prevent the clamp from collapsing.

Step 3: Adjust the ball to be opposite the ground about 2cm and then place it where the mouse moves.

12. Drive Away Mice with Potatoes

Can driving away mice with potatoes be as effective as rumored? In fact, mice will always be thirsty when they eat a lot of sodium in potatoes. When the chemical reaction between H2O and sodium occurs, it will make the mouse feel bloated and die.

The implementation is extremely simple: Boil, mash 3-4 potatoes and mix them with cocoa powder to use as bait for mice.

13. Treat Mice at Home with Flour

The method of trapping mice with flour needs to be combined with baking soda, sugar, chocolate powder to attract mice to eat. You just need to mix these ingredients together and place them where the mice often go, then wait for the mice to get caught in the trap.

14. Trap Mice with Cement

Ingredients: dry cement, flour, salt, water, cocoa.

How to do:

Mix the ingredients together and knead until smooth.

Place this mixture in the mouse hole.

15. Trap Mice with Mosquito Net Racket

A simple method of trapping mice with a mosquito net racket with the following steps:

Make sure the mosquito net racket is fully charged.

Cut a foam sheet into a round shape, place a metal sheet on top of it, and fix them together.

Create a cylindrical enclosure by bending and securing a mesh sheet on top.

Connect the wire to the mosquito net racket.

Place the trap where the mice often go.

16. Make a Mouse Trap with a Water Filter Bottle

Simple, easy to implement, you can follow the steps below:

Cut a plastic water filter bottle in half.

Place the bait in the bottom half of the bottle.

Place the top half of the bottle upside down into the bottom half to create an entrance.

Place the trap in areas with many mice.

17. Rat Trap with an Automatic Flip Mechanism

A mouse trap with an automatic flip mechanism is highly effective and easy to make. You only need to prepare a plastic box, a thin rod, a lever, and a bait.

Connect the rod and lever, then attach them to the box’s sides.

Place the bait at the end of the rod, and when the mouse comes to eat, it will trigger the lever, causing the box to flip over, trapping the mouse inside.

18. Trap Mice with Human Hair

This may sound strange, but mice are afraid of human hair. So you can take advantage of this fear to trap mice.

Sprinkle human hair in places where mice often go, and they will avoid those areas.

19. Drive Away Mice with Garlic

The smell of garlic is something that mice cannot stand. Therefore, you can use garlic to repel mice.

Place garlic in the mouse’s path or in places where mice often go.

20. Trap Mice with Essential Oils

The scent of essential oils can also help repel mice. You can choose essential oils like peppermint, lavender, or eucalyptus.

Soak cotton balls in essential oils and place them in areas where mice often appear.

21. Use a Large Animal Cage Trap

If you don’t want to harm mice, you can use a large animal cage trap.

Place bait inside the cage, and when the mouse enters to eat, the door will close.

22. Trap Mice with Sound

Mice are sensitive to sound, so you can use sound to repel them.

Place a speaker or sound-emitting device in areas where mice often go.

23. Use Ultrasonic Mouse Repellent Devices

Ultrasonic mouse repellent devices emit high-frequency sound waves that are unpleasant for mice but harmless to humans.

Place these devices in areas where you want to repel mice.

24. Use Cat Litter

The smell of cat litter can deter mice.

Place cat litter in areas where mice are present.

25. Trap Mice with Pepper

Mice dislike the smell of pepper.

Sprinkle pepper in areas where mice often appear.

26. Trap Mice with Vinegar

The strong smell of vinegar can also help repel mice.

Place bowls of vinegar in areas where mice are present.

27. Use Mouse-Proof Sealant

To prevent mice from entering your home, use mouse-proof sealant to seal any gaps or holes.

Apply the sealant to cracks and openings in walls, floors, and around pipes.

Implement these 27+ mouse trapping methods to make your living space mouse-free and healthier. Choose the method that best fits your situation and preferences to ensure an effective and humane approach to dealing with mice.”

Note: The information provided is a translation of the original Vietnamese text, and some details may be subject to interpretation. Always exercise caution and consider humane methods when dealing with pests.

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