Bucket Rat Trap

The first and foremost rule for using any rat trap is to use more than just one trap. You may require a larger number of traps than you might think when trapping rats. As a rule, the rat populace is bigger than expected. Use these tips for identification for rules. Use peanut butter, unsalted seeds or nuts, bananas, apples, cake icing, and uncooked meat like bacon or sausages or crude chicken. 

How does the Bucket rat trap work? 

The bucket trap catches many rats in a single trap and shouldn't be reset between rats. It's also so easy to make that you presumably have all the required parts lying around your garage. 

This is a domestic rat trap produced using a scoop and a spoon. It is known as a standout amongst other homemade traps. For a decent result, you just need a large bucket, a spoon, and some bait, for example, peanut butter. Incidentally, you can make a peanut butter for rat trap yourself in under 15 minutes. Simply take stripped peanuts, cook them, include a tablespoon of vegetable oil and put this blend in a blender done! 

Spread butter on the handle of a spoon and put it over the bucket.  As the rat moves to get peanut butter, it will fall into the bucket with a spoon. If you don't like the possibility that the rats would destroy cutlery, you can make a comparative trap with some other materials, for example, paper plate, tissue paper roll, and so on or make bucket and spoon trap with water in the bucket. 

The trap works when a rat at the highest point of the slope attempts to bounce onto the tin can to eat the snare. The rat's weight tosses the can into movement, which throws the rat into the bucket. 

How to make a bucket rat trap? 

Here's how to make a bucket rat trap easily.

What You'll Need

  • One 5 gallon bucket 
  • A closed can of water
  • Ice pick, bit, or drilling tool for making holes 
  • Pliers 
  • Wire 
  • Lure peanut butter 


  1. Drill two holes opposite to each other in the bucket about a half-inch beneath the edge. The opening measurement should be bigger than the wire you've chosen to use. 
  2. Remove the paper mark. Use your ice pick or drill to drill a hole in the center of the can cover. If you intend to reuse the liquid, turn the can over and drill another gap in the base of the can over a compartment. This will vent the can and empty it in almost no time.
  3. Stick the can with the wire. 
  4. When the wire is through the two ends, ensure the wire expands a couple of inches past the bucket on the two edges. With the strung can centered over the bucket, pleat the wire at the two parts of the edges. 
  5. Embed the wire into the two holes. You should twist the second side of the wire to get it in the opening. Simply fix the wire after it's through the hole. Center the can over the bucket opening and curve the extra wire outside of the bucket around the bucket edge to keep the can centered over the bucket. 
  6. If you think you have big rats to manage, pour around 6 to 8 gallons of water in the bucket.

A lot of people doubt whether homemade rat traps will truly work or not. The truth is that they do if you make them effective.

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