A can (espresso can, and many others) or medium bowl half filled with water is one other simple and low-cost entice. A pinch of peanut butter or every other yummy one thing that can float might be good bait, though my unbaited traps have been very profitable. The container must be not less than 6 inches tall, with not less than four inches of water that’s not less than 2 inches from the highest – so the rodent cannot contact the underside or attain the rim. You can use a tall (5 gal) bucket with no water, however want to rearrange issues round it to permit the rodent to climb – they may bounce the previous few inches, so do not give them a method to verify the place they’re leaping into. Don’t fear should you catch multiple – they may eat one another till there’s just one. Gruesome, however sensible – you do not need this the place you possibly can hear the ick. a basement or utility room with a door is an efficient place for this one.