Rodent Glue Traps Should Be Banned

Rodent Glue Traps should be banned and the sooner the better is the view of Positive Environmental. These super sticky sheets do not kill their intended victim quickly as with a traditional spring loaded mouse trap. Instead the rodent is stuck to the surface and dies of dehydration / starvation or suffocation. However annoying mice and rats can be it is only right to kill them quickly and efficiently which is very much the opposite of a glue trap.

Thankfully many major wholesalers are refusing to stock these items. The Humane Society International in the UK is behind a scheme to ban their use. Having caught a rodent the operator of the trap (the person who set it) is under an obligation to kill the animal humanely and quickly which might not be something they had bargained on. Indeed if it is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 to fail to do so.

Rodent glue traps should be banned

James Ostler
Positive Environmental

  • Drowning
  • Discarding the live animal in to a bin

Are both offences usually punished with a fine.

The standard mouse / rat trap makes a better alternative. For those looking to sort a rodent problem which is getting out of hand professional advice is available from Positive Environmental. Whilst we can tackle rodent problems in the short term we also have the skills and experience to provide a longer term view as to what needs to be done to tackle your rodent issues.

Rodent problems are frequently more than a random issue and taking a longer term approach will pay dividends.

 

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