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If you have a problem with around in your home, then you are already aware that these little pesky rodents can pose a real issue for you. Not only do they get into a lot of things, like your food, but they also leave around a lot of waste products that can be dangerous to the health of yourself, your family, and your pets. This makes getting rid of them an absolute necessity if you are going to keep your household healthy.
The problem is that it can be quite expensive to hire a professional to come out and capture or exterminate the rats. You are looking for an effective way to do this on your own so that you will not have to spend a lot of money. What you are trying to discover is how to make a rat trap that will help you to solve your problem so that the rat is gone and you can enjoy your home again. If this is the problem you are facing, here is a very low cost options to help you.
You will just need a few things to get started. This includes a barrel, the kind that is used by professional painters is the right size, some soup, a longboard, and some peanut butter. You also need a long wire, a pair of pliers, and an ice pick. Most of these things are quite common around your home, and you can get a 5 gallon bucket from a friend or at a local construction site.
To begin, drill two holes on opposite sides of the bucket about ½ inch below the rim. The diameter of the hole size only needs to be large enough to fit the wire through. Next, drill a hole in the center of the lid of your can of soup on both sides of the can. You will then need to slide your wire through the can of soup and into each of the holes. It should be stated that this can be kind of tedious but you can accomplish it.
What you want to do is to take your wire that is through the can of soup and push it through both holes in the bucket so that the can is dangling over the top. Secure the wire on each end so that is firmly in place. In the bottom of the container fillet to about 8 inches deep with water. This prevents the rat from being able to get out.
Now what you do is take your stick and create a ramp that heads to the top of the water bucket. Along the way place small splotches of peanut butter to entice the rat keep moving forward. Then, place a liberal amount of peanut butter around the can. When the rat attempts to reach out to get the peanut butter off of the can it will fall into the container in your problem is resolved. A simple rat trap that took you about 15 minutes to make. For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
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