This mousetrap designed in 1862 blasts mice away when they come near it. It's like a miniature cannon used for pest control. In the video, you'll see someone load the device and then test it out on a toy mouse. The toy goes flying out of the video frame. I wonder how far it went. It makes me imagine that people in the 1800s had to dodge getting hit by dead, flying mice at times.
Here in the Phoenix area we have a rat problem. Specifically, because of the citrus trees that are all over the valley, we have a lot of roof rats that just love hanging out in people's houses. I should know, I actually had one living in the crawlspace under one of my bathroom floors a… READ THE REST
The Antique Mouse & Rat Trap Gallery is an online photo collection of rodent traps from 1836 to today. The intricate, freaky-looking, and novel designs that you can find in this collection make the mouse traps of today look quite boring. My favorite mouse trap I came across on the site is the "Kitty Gotcha… READ THE REST
Shawn Woods has been trying out different home remedies to repel rodents. A while back he grew some hot peppers with a scoville rating of 2 million (one scoville is the minimum detectable amount of capsaicin, the stuff that makes peppers hot). He mixed his peppers with grain to see if it would repel rats… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's just something therapeutic and relaxing about locking your eyes onto a soothing light. With LEDs becoming more mainstream in lighting fixtures, you can tap into an array of colors with a simple… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. One of the best parts of the holiday season is giving — but finding a gift can get stressful when you don't know what to buy. How about an Apple iPad… READ THE REST