If normal mouse traps don’t seem to get the job done, or they are just too gross or cruel, there is another option. It all starts with a five-gallon bucket.

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What you need is a five-gallon bucket, a cordless drill, a wire hanger, a pair of pliers, and a tin can. Drill two holes on either side of the top of the bucket, as well as two holes through the top and bottom of the can. Cut the wire hanger and feed it through the two holes in the bucket and the can. Use the pliers to curl the ends of the wire down and hold it in place. The can should spin freely in the center. Spread peanut butter evenly all over the sides of the can. The mice will be drawn to the peanut butter and will fall into the bucket. This trap gives the option to either release the mice alive or kill them on the spot by filling the bucket with water and drowning them.