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Old 09-09-2012, 06:03 AM   #1
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I have wanted to give this a try for some time. Finally got around to putting it together.
This should work good for anybody that can't out to the rig real often to empty and reset those darn traps, plus you won't have to put poison out anymore.
All there is here is a 5gal. bucket, hole thru both sides of the top with a piece of conduit running thru it, with a plastic water bottle smeared with peanut butter on the conduit, (I will replace that with a piece of PVC just big enough to go over the conduit and spin freely. There is a small board hooked on the edge of the bucket for the little critters to get up there. Then when they get out on the bottle/PVC, it will spin and down they go into a few inches of RV antifreeze (They can't get out) in fact I don't think they swim to good either. The RV antifreeze will keep it working all year around.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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Good idea Lloyd, just one question, What is Anti-Freeze????



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Old 09-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #3
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You made me smile Lloyd. For my chipmunk trap I use a bucket half full of water, sunflower seeds over the top and a board to the edge. Gets em every time.

I might try that variation with RV antifreeze for the winter.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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Just remember anti-freeze and pets don't mix.Anti-freeze will win every time.
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Just remember anti-freeze and pets don't mix.Anti-freeze will win every time.
My post stated "RV anti freeze" which according to the label is non toxic.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:32 AM   #6
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very good idea. I will definitely set one up this year. thanks for the tip.

"what is pink stuff"? My in-laws are going to florida for the first time this Jan 1st and I told him to bring some down with him for his trip back home in march. He asked me why. He'll never find any down there.




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Where do you put that contraption, in the trailer, in the storage area, both?
This will be my first year winterizing and don't want any critters and this seems much better than traps or poison!



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Old 09-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #8
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wouldn't leaving open peanut butter in the trailer attract them in the first place?
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Wouldn't think peanut butter would bring them into the trailer, but hopefully it will bring them into the pail.
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Great idea! I will definitely try that.



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I learned of this over 30 years ago and have used it in our first old depot and later in my basement during the winter. Critters tend to come in to the warmth, when they do, you're ready for them. I do like the idea of the sunflowers seeds though, another good idea...maybe sunflowers seed stuck into the PB

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