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OneDown Rat Trap Captures Vermin Without Killing Them

by , 08/26/10

Green rat trap, green mouse trap, humane mouse trap, OneDown Rat Trap, Aakash Dewan

Dealing with rodents is equal parts horror and heartbreak. While you definitely can’t cohabitate with those pests, watching them come to an end on sticky tape or snapped in half by a wire trap is hardly a favorable sight for anyone with a civilized heart. So if you’ve been looking for a more eco-friendly way to get rid of your unannounced furry friends, then Akash Dewan’s OneDown Rat Trap is clever new design that’s not only humane, but is a chic and discreet way to deal with vermin.

Green rat trap, green mouse trap, humane mouse trap, OneDown Rat Trap, Aakash Dewan

Dewan’s OneDown Rat Trap is ingeniously disguised as a ceramic interior accent. All you have to do is place a little bit of bait inside, and when a mouse enters the slight shift in the base weight causes the vase to flip upright, trapping the mouse inside. Due to the vase’s tall, slippery mouth, your captive will be unable to climb out, and you can then easily transport it to a peaceful place far away from your home.

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Via YankoDesign

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16 Comments

  1. Mark McKee July 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    When a mouse finds its way into your house it leaves a scent along the entrance path. So getting one mouse does not solve your problems. You need to find that entrance path. And that path can be TINY.

    I found an entrance path once a stuffed it with steel wool then sprayed into that steel wool with insulation foam. The foam impregnates the steel wool.

    If you just used steel wool they would learn to push it out of the way and if you just used foam they would eat thru it.

  2. pestmall August 30, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Mice KitThe Mice Kit includes both T Rex snap traps and glue boards. Both very effective products and with both in your hands you’ll be sure to capture all the.

  3. greg_gil83 September 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

    While this mousetrap wins the “most beautiful” award, I’m pretty sure it won’t be very effective. Trap and release usually means they find shelter again in your home. And if the mouse is stuck in there too long, it could be a slow and painful death. If you don’t want to see a mouse and want to be humane, get one of those kill and seal traps. It kills them quickly and you never have to see a dead mouse. Here’s one I found with a 100% kill rate: http://www.victorpest.com/store/rodent-control/m265#desc

  4. 216stitches September 17, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I think a cat or rat terrier is probably the best way to go for this sort of thing. ‘I’ could use this jar and release the rat/mouse outside and the snakes and hawks might take care of them. It’s my job as a home owner to make sure they can’t get back in. I’d love to see something like this for roaches. They live in the oaks around my home and unfortunately they’re impossible to keep out. I’ll never kill them all so I may as well just put them back outside.

  5. chrisbill September 6, 2010 at 4:20 am

    i think u should start with a firm which will come and pick mouses from the houses collected from OneDown….
    so u dont need to drop it outside your house

  6. LunaUnit September 4, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Kill Kill Kill … people LOVE to kill. I think this humane trap is ingenious! For those of us who aren’t lazy, a little trip to the country to release an innocent creature is the right thing to do. Big thanks to the inventor! Now help us with global warming.

  7. redwards September 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Mice also inhabit very clean houses. They do not discriminate. Thankfully, if a mouse chooses to move into our home, our
    Cairn Terrier takes care of it quickly and cleanly. We just have to put it in a bag and in the trash.

  8. chriswurgler September 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Ok, where or can, one purchase this item?
    I really do like the concept.

    Why not just drown the critter?
    They do flush.

  9. Rom September 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Angelop, you’re comment is funny but you are assuming too much. You might live where mice can not get food from a source other than your pantry but that is not the case for everyone.

    I used to live in a neighborhood surrounded by woods. The field mice enjoyed the bounty of the ecology but lived in my basement insulation. This is quite common in the winter.

    If someone lives in the city, by default they live near a dumpster, restaurant or grocery store and the same would apply.

  10. angelop.mendez August 31, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Mice and humans are identical in how we live. All of us need shelter, warmth and food. If you lack the food you will leave and try to find a place that has food. If your house is dirty it’s nobodies fault but your own that you’re dirty. The mouse doesn’t deserve to get his neck snapped in half for your dirty lifestyle. I like this idea because it add abstract sculpture to your house, saves a life and if no mouse is available to spring the trap you can use it as a vase.

  11. rickschettino August 31, 2010 at 3:15 am

    There’s no such thing as a humane mouse trap. These creatures have babies all the time and lots of them. Kill mommy and the babies starve to death. I’m just sayin.

    The best solution, as anyone who grew up in the country knows, is a farm cat. It will dispose of newcomers before they get a chance to set up house and procreate.

  12. Grado225 August 29, 2010 at 4:01 am

    So put it in a field or forest where it will interfere with the natural ecology? You gotta kill those things. It’s our fault their populations are out of control.

  13. rom August 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

    You’re right. I should give credit to the designer for the product. This is a very ‘IKEA’ mouse trap. It is quite appealing to look at from the outside. My point still remains and is far from absurd. You probably have never actually dealt with a humane trap before but carry a high opinion of it anyway.

    Let’s say you do use this trap and catch a mouse. What will you do with it? Release it down the street?(neighbor’s yard) or a field.(neighbor’s farm) or perhaps at the dump site, woods behind the school or grocery store or near the mall? Where ever that is, you are just giving your problem to someone else.

    Also, remind whoever it is that ends up doing the drive to take a bottle of water with them so they can rinse out the vase there and don’t have to leave it in the car while they are at work. Dried mouse urine is hazardous to your health if inhaled.

  14. jeanX August 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I think the kindest thing to do, is kill them with a spring-loaded trap.

  15. nonplussed August 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    rom: that is patently absurd! you will notice when the ‘vase’ is upright, and if you have a rat in your house you will be checking that vase everyday to see it’s position! A few hours in their own filth hardly seems lengthy. This is a brilliant idea, there’s always someone out there who just can’t give anyone the credit they deserve…

  16. rom August 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    So which neighbor’s yard do you dump them into after you collect them? Unfortunately this just prolongs the problem. I’m all for being humane but if you’ve ever used a humane trap you know what I mean.

    They stay in the containment until you find them. That means they have been standing in their own filth for hours or days. If you don’t check it often enough, they will starve to death or choke on the fumes. Unpleasant thoughts but facts none the less.

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