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Toilet Paper Mousetrap!

Jan 18, 2010

Here at, we are very animal friendly. Often times our employees bring thier dogs to work. So when I saw this great idea for a “no-kill” mousetrap, I just had to repost it! We have had problems with mice before in my house and I have resorted to using the more traditional traps, but this one is safe and easy.

toilet paper mousetrap

  1. Get a toilet paper tube and crease two lines to form a flat sided tunnel.
  2. Put a treat on one end of the tube: A cracker and dab of peanut butter works great.
  3. Get a tall (at least 20 inches) bucket. A trash can works well.
  4. Balance the tube precariously on the edge of a table or counter with the treat hanging directly over the tall sided receptacle.
  5. The mouse will scurry to the treat (they like tunnels) and fall into the trap.
  6. Then you can release the mouse far from your house!

Thanks to for the idea!

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9 Responses to “Toilet Paper Mousetrap!”

  1. Car Title Loans - May 23rd, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Genius and safe! I wonder if this would work for other pests and bugs.. Thanks for the idea! This should be sold in stores ūüėČ

  2. Computer Repair Ventura - June 28th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Great illustration and a safe way to getting those little mice out of your hair. So creative that I wonder if this has worked for anyone in the past.

  3. BJJ Santa Monica - July 1st, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I need to make this!! I heard some scuffling last night and this morning I saw what I thought. It FREAKED me out and left the trouble with my husband. Thanks for the idea and hope it works!

  4. Emily Huff - August 23rd, 2011 at 5:17 am

    i think this one is a good mouse trap. i would usually do trapping mouse in a fly paper and i would sometime feel guilty. thanks for the good advice.

  5. Discount Furniture Glendale - November 4th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Cute graphic! You mentioned that you bring your dogs to work a lot, just makes me curious how big your office is? For some reason I didn’t think would have a lot of employees but now I am curious what your offices are like. but I am just weird like that.

  6. Rug Cleaning Los Angeles - November 7th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I don’t suppose this would work with rats though…they’re pretty fat. I used to take toilet paper tubes and make playgrounds for my pet hamsters, they loved it! After a while they’d get bored running through the mazes and start to tear up the tubes for nests, though.

  7. Los Angeles SEO - November 14th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    That is really cleaver and inexpensive! Great Idea!

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