An effective mousetrap that works flawlessly can be assembled from what is guaranteed to be found in every home. At the same time, the costs are negligible, and the work comes down to filling the plastic bottle with liquid, and then correctly laying it on the brick. For all its primitiveness, the mousetrap really works, moreover, it is suitable for capturing various species of mice, including the shrew, which, unlike the usual vole, is capable of destroying not the contents of the bins, but an entire apiary.
The bottom line is to pour some water and vegetable oil into the bottle. The level of the liquid should be such that the water in the bottle laid with the neck on the brick does not reach the edge by 5-7 cm. No more than 1 spoon of oil is needed. Even the oil remaining after frying can be successfully used, while it is important that it is fragrant. In this case, mice "peck" at the smell. Another prerequisite is that when pouring oil, it must fall on the walls of the bottle. To do this, just hold the bottle at an angle.
Then you just need to lay the brick flat and dock it with the bottle. Mice perceive the neck as the entrance to the burrow, from which it smells delicious. Once inside, they almost immediately find themselves in the water, and can no longer climb back up the slippery "slide".
You can arrange such mousetraps both indoors and outdoors. You can count on the "catch" in a few hours. It is worth considering that the mousetrap will be less effective where the edible is freely available.
By the way, no one will bother to block the access to the mice inside the hives by installing additional metal shutters on the hives.
For more details on how the mousetrap works, see the video below: