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.
Do glue traps work for catching rats? If you are currently searching for some magical way to entirely remove rats from your building without too much care and effort, you’ll be forgiven for thinking that glue traps might just be the answer. Simple to use, you just peel off the protective tape, place the glue traps not he floor, and wait for them to catch some rats. It works in much the same way as fly paper attracts and then kills flies, right? Sort-of, but not quite.
You see, glue traps aren't all that humane. They might catch a rat, yes, but they will only catch a part of that rat - a front or back paw, for example. What happens when the rat gets stuck to that glue trap? It’ll do everything in its power to free itself, and if that means gnawing right through one of its own legs to do just that, that’s what it’ll do. They really will do ANYTHING to wiggle free from that glue trap.
That rat will head right back to its nest, if it does manage to gnaw itself free from its sticky tomb, and that’s where it will curl up to die. If you don’t know where that nest is, congratulations, you have a dead-rat-finding mission on your hands and it is NOT going to be pretty. If you don’t find it, it’ll start to smell, and that’ll ruin your dinner no end. Of course, that’s before you even think about the other stuff that often comes when there is a dead body in the house - flies, maggots, that kind of thing. Oh, and other rats.
If you have a household that contains pets, you might want to reconsider your “humane” glue trap idea for the rats. Cats and dogs are often intrigued by new items in the home, and they are likely to sniff it out. It own’t be long before you have a pet running around the home with a rat glue trap stuck to the end of its nose, and it will painful to remove it. You will need to bear your pets in mind with ALL rat trap options, but glue traps have been shown to have some rather nasty repercussions.
In the same breath, if you have kids these glue traps might not be the best idea in the world. Just like pets, kids are rather inquisitive creatures, and it won’t be long before they come running to you, unable to get the glue trap off their hands without it hurting. Once again, you will need to bear your children in mind when you place these traps down. You will also need to consider any guests that may come to your home - will they have children or pets? Are they likely to walk anywhere near the glue traps?
Glue traps are NOT humane. There are no two ways about that. They don’t actually kill the animal, and that’s the biggest malfunction of all. If you have a rat on your glue trap, you will then need to kill it yourself. Have you thought about how you are going to do that? Humanely? And would you ever be able to do that in the first place?
In short, give glue traps a pass. There are better methods and ways to getting rid of rats. These traps are actually quite cruel.
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