A trap that is becoming quite common for homeowners to you to try to trap rodents is the glue trap. The way that this works is quite simple. You simply attach the glue strip trap to a floor so that it is securely fastened to the floor itself. This trap is usually the size of a piece of paper and comes with a strip underneath it that allows you to secure it to the floor or other surface.
On the side that is facing up once it is secured is a very sturdy glue that is quite impressive in its ability to attach itself to whatever little critter walks across it. In this case, if you were to have a rat, mouse, squirrel, possum, or raccoon, walk across the trap it would stick to their feet and they would be unable to get away.
If you properly secured the trap to the surface that you laid it on and you use the appropriate trap for the size animal that you are talking about then you will have this critter locked in place and they will not be able to get away. It is a fantastic way to ensure that if you have a rodent that is on your property or in your home and you want to and its ability to freely move around your property, then this is a great solution for you.
However, there are those who find this to be an extremely inhumane choice for trying to capture a rodent. First of all, it leaves this animal frantic as it tries to get away. Clearly, you don’t want the animal getting away, but they can literally chew at their feet to try to rip them out away from the trap to try to get away. This can leave a rather brutal and bloody seen that is difficult to stomach if you’ve ever seen it.
In addition, it leaves this rodent as a sitting duck for any predator that may come around. There is no way that this animal could get away, and so if there is a coyote, fox, or other large predator that can get to the rodent then they will easily devour it. The rodent has no defense whatsoever.
There have even been cases where a mouse or rat have been stuck on the glue trap and were devoured by ants. The ants swarmed over the helpless creature and began to stab and rip it apart until the creature was a bloodied mess.
It is clear that you want to try to get rid of these animals from your property, but this is one of those kinds of traps that can make your stomach turn. You may not like a raccoon or rat in or around your home, but most people will find that this method of terminating the animal is a little over the top. In less you are going to check this trap quite frequently than it really is not an option you should employ.
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