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"Better Mousetrap" Ideas
FARM SHOW contributing editor C.F. Marley, who just turned 88 in April, tells us he's not finding it as easy to set and place mousetraps as it used to be. That's why he came up with the idea of using rubber bands to attach traps to short pieces of wood.
  "It makes it a lot easier, especially if you're trying to slip a trap back into a corner or under a shelf. We use rubber bands, but you could also attach them with small nails," Marley says.
  Another trap idea we heard recently came from William P. McKinley, Oak Harbor, Wash. He was having trouble with rats slipping out of traps once they're caught. He solved the problem by driving small nails up through the bottom of each trap so the sharp ends extend about 3/8 in. above the top of the trap. "A couple nails stops them from wriggling out from under the spring," says McKinley.

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3