Like any good engineering, improving my bucket mousetrap was not complicated or expensive. The most important thing was to be creative. I love being married to an engineer who enjoys problem solving and inventing. I like to think a tiny bit has rubbed off on me and helped me think outside the box more. This newest version of the bucket mousetrap was a joint brainstorm, but my engineer came up with the key features that made it possible. Watch the video below to see what we did:
The peanut butter has worked reliably so far, but my engineer also showed me this article about the 10 best mouse trap baits. We had just cooked some bacon in maple syrup, so decided to stick a bit of that to the peanut butter already on the can. Unfortunately, I left the scrap of bacon on the counter just too long and my engineer nabbed it for a snack without thinking, then immediately said, “Oh! Did I just eat the mouse bait?” Things you never thought you’d hear your husband say.
At this point, I’ll probably go out and dribble some maple syrup on it instead. I kind of like the sound of, “We killed them with peanut butter and maple syrup.” Don’t you?