How to Make Sticky Glue Mousetraps

Making your own glue for mouse traps from a common pantry item and water is easier than a trip to the hardware store or a call to the local exterminator. Glue traps are convenient because of their low profile, which allows them to be placed flush against a wall or cabinet, where mice like to travel. Making an effective glue cuts down on your pest control costs and provides you with a safe alternative to poisons. Unlike when using poisons, the mice die on the glue traps so you know exactly where to look for the rodents to dispose of them.

Step 1

Pour the corn syrup and water into the pot.

Step 2

Stir them well with a wooden spoon.

Step 3

Put the pot on a stove burner set at high heat and boil the corn syrup solution, stirring frequently, until it is reduced approximately 60 percent and resembles a sticky paste.

Step 4

Remove the pot from the heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.

Step 5

Use a rubber spatula to scoop the glue into a quart jar, to be used when needed.