So, I have cats who go outside therefore I have critters. Lots of critters. Lots of different kinds of critters. Most are cute and furry. Some have feathers. Others are more crawly with shells. But all are critters.
I am a huge wuss by nature and have a hard time with killing things or other kinds of violence. So there is no question that those horrible traps that snap down and pin animals by a body part or are super sticky and glue them in place would never ever ever find a way into my house. But still, I have critters. So what to do?
I thought this was my very original and even brilliant idea till I found 10,000 sites online that talked about something very similar. My idea or not, it works and it's fabulous.
First you need one container tall enough that your standard mouse or chipmunk cannot jump out of. They can really jump surprisingly high.
Next, build a nice ramp right on up to the lip. I like to use pillows, they are stackable and easy on little critter feet.
Third, put a decent amount of bird seed in the can but not so much that they could climb up and jump out. I like to use sunflower seeds. They seem to be like crack for all animals, furry or feathered.
And that's it! Viola! Your perfect mousetrap. Just leave this contraption exactly as it is and check it at least once per day. Guaranteed to catch furry critters loose in your house. I bet this would also catch hamsters and other furry pets that sometimes go on extended adventures outside of the cage.
Look at what I caught… I call her Pookie.