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It’s Time to Throw Away Cruel Mouse Traps for Good

Mice problems are quite challenging, especially when compared to the issues householders face with other wildlife intruders. Mice are associated with horrible diseases and they present numerous sources of discomfort (such as the stench of their feces and urine) to people whose space they invade. Nonetheless, inhumane mouse traps have no place in your catalogue of mice removal methods.

Glue Traps- Inhumane Inefficient Mice Control Tools

Glue traps, also known as glue boards or sticky glue boards, are designed with a powerful adhesive that fastens the mouse to a flat surface. They have the reputation for being the animal control method with the highest record of associated animal suffering. These traps are horrendous as mice control tools because they cause the animal to suffer immensely. A mouse caught on a glue trap does not die immediately. Instead, the animal remains trapped in one position for a lengthy period(which can last as long as five days), starving and sometimes facing suffocation while it remains affixed to the trap.

The manner in which people tend to use glue traps is cruel and unnecessary. Producers suggest that the trap is thrown into the garbage with the trapped animal still attached. Some mice may resort to chewing off body parts to escape a glue trap.

Some glue trap users may attempt to kill the trapped animal by knocking the glue trap against a hard surface or beating the animals with a stick while it remains trapped. This is not only being savagely inhumane to the mouse but is also putting him/herself at risk of being bitten by the desperate trapped animal. The trap is also dangerous to non-target animals such as pets (especially the smaller ones).

Perhaps the worst thing about glue traps is that despite all the pain they inflict on animals, they don’t actually solve mice issues.

The  Cruelty  of Spring Traps

Another brutal trap that should be avoided in your mice control methods is the spring trap. Many people consider the spring trap to be humane because they are confident that animals caught on the trap are killed instantaneously. Unfortunately, this is not true.

When the spring trap catches the mouse’s head, death is typically instantaneous. But in some cases, the trap administers a non-lethal blow. What results is a maimed animal struggling in pain as a trapped and broken body part remains wedged in the device. Like the glue trap, the spring trap causes the animal to remain in agony while starving until death finally comes, which is sometimes a few days later.

Why Traps Fail to Solve Mouse Problems

Traps do not solve mice problems because they treat a symptom rather than a cause. Even though these traps are known for killing animals, they do nothing about the source of the mice infestation. Mice, therefore, will keep coming to your property as the access points and attractions remain. What this means is that you will continue to use these horrific traps and continue to have mice invading your space.

Expert and Humane Mice Removal – The Suitable Solution

Humane mice removal companies like Skedaddle will eliminate the need for cruel mouse traps by solving your intrusion situation effectively. Our team will examine your space in a thorough assessment to ascertain the nature of your mice infestation, remove all mice humanely and then proceed to clear the space of the biological residue that the rodents leave behind. They will then proceed to eliminate the attractions that cause mice to enter your space and install barrier technology that ensures that mice stay away from your property in the future.


About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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