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Rat Trap

A simple and effective way of trapping mice and rats

1998 Available in Portuguese, Spanish, English and French

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From: Microenterprise – Footsteps 35

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Here is a simple and effective way of trapping mice and rats.

Cut sections of bamboo as shown. Place maize or cassava chips in the bamboo. The rat will enter but then cannot turn itself around to get out. You can then catch the rat. I have found this very effective.

Frank Atuahene Donkor, Dwamour/Nterma EA, Nchirra-Wenchi, BAR, Ghana.


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