How to Make Stick Glue for Mousetraps

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How to Make Stick Glue for Mousetraps
Traditional mouse traps can be quite gruesome for catching mice (rat in trap image by Edsweb from Fotolia.com)

Mice are the most common rodent in most parts of the world. An average female mouse can give birth to up to twelve babies every three weeks, equaling a total of 150 babies each year. With the ability to reproduce quickly and the large assortment of diseases that these rodents spread, it is essential to use an effective means of eliminating them from a house. The safest and most effective method of mouse removal is the glue strip mousetrap. These traps can be placed flush with cabinets and inside cupboards, which is where mice typically travel. Best of all, this particular recipe for mousetrap glue is water soluble. This means that if you accidentally catch your cat instead of a mouse, you can free her with a little warm water.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 1 quart corn syrup
  • 1 quart water
  • Large nonstick pot
  • Spoon, wooden or plastic
  • Spatula
  • 1 quart mason jar with sealing lid

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Combine the corn syrup and water using a spoon in a large nonstick pot. Heat the mixture at a high temperature until it comes to a boil.

  2. 2

    Reduce the heat and allow the pot to boil gently for roughly 30 minutes, or until the mixture is the consistency of a sticky paste.

  3. 3

    Pour the liquid into a mason jar.

  4. 4

    Remove the paste from the jar with the spatula and paint it onto the desired surfaces.

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