For many years, humanity has been struggling to create a simpler, but at the same time more effective mousetrap than the one that is used now. Roger Arkver's ideas may seem a little impractical to you, but they will save the most important thing - the life of a mouse.
He developed four mousetraps that are designed to catch the mouse, but not kill it. All of them are made from improvised means that can be found in any home. Here is what Roger himself says about his mousetraps:
“Initial developments were focused on finding elegant ways to capture the mouse. I came up with an idea of how you can use the most standard things outside the box - a pencil, a glass, a light bulb, and after the problem with the mouse is solved, you can use the items again for their intended purpose. In my opinion, it is very convenient."
Mouse in a pint. The base is an inverted beer glass supported by a pencil. As soon as the mouse gnaws at the pencil, the trap slams shut and the mouse is caught.
Mouse in a light bulb. The light bulb should lie in a horizontal position, for this you will have to remove all the insides from it, put a piece of cheese inside and balance it all with some heavy nut. As soon as the mouse goes inside, the nut will move from its place and the flask will immediately turn over, leaving the mouse at the bottom.
Mouse in a bottle. For this trap, you will need a medium sized sauce bottle and a coil spring. A piece of cheese is placed inside the bottle. The mouse enters the bottle through the wide end of the spring and can no longer get out, unable to squeeze through its narrow edge.
The mouse is in the pot. Tie a long narrow spring to a deep pot. Put the usual piece of cheese on the bottom of the pot. A curious and hungry mouse climbs onto the pot by a spring and goes downstairs for cheese. There is no way back - the mouse is trapped.
The life of even the smallest creature must be saved, says Roger Arkver.