Inhumane Glue Traps for Rats
The Inhumane Glue Traps for Rats: Rats can be a menace and most especially because they can invade your space in their numbers. There comes a point in our lives when we need to eradicate the rat problem. There are so many types of rat traps that can be used so as to reduce the population of rats. Among the reasonable ones, there are also other modes that are really inhumane such as the glue traps.
Glue traps are some of the most widely sold traps at the retailers and very many people find them to be effective in trapping rats inside and outside their households. However, one thing that people may not be aware of is the fact that these glue traps aren't as safe for consumers as they may think. In Canada, the Center for Disease Control warns against the use of these traps. This is because the rodents trapped on such devices usually defecate and urinate, which leads the handlers of the traps exposed. The greatest risk of such a contamination is the infection, Hantavirus which may prove fatal to humans.
The unfortunate part with the use of the glue traps is the fact that most people don’t really understand how inhumane it really is until they opt to use them. There are lots of reasons as to why we shouldn’t use glue traps within homes. The death caused by such traps is agonizing and very slow. This means that the animal on the trap goes through a rough time during the final moments of their life. Apart from the bad treatment of the animals, the traps can be quite dangerous to animal companions as well as the humans who have to handle them once they have completed the purpose for which they were meant.
There are many companies that have ceased selling the glue traps after hearing about the different concerns from their customers. Such companies include: Safeway, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree, CVS, and Albertsons. There are however some companies which are still supplying this vile device to the public and exposing rats to inhuman treatment.
If you ever come across an animal that is stuck on such a trap, you should use cooking or baby oil in small amounts and pour it on the areas that are stuck. Just make sure that you avoid the mouth and the nose of the rat. With this, you can work the animal to freedom. In the cases where it is not possible to get the animal out safely, consider going to the vet immediately, or even a wildlife rehabilitator. The vet can decide to perform euthanasia which humanely ends the suffering of the trapped animal. When choosing a rat trap, stay clear of the glue traps as they can be really vile and pose potential health risks.