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    Glue Traps =(

    Go back by the fridge and there's a leetle mouse stuck in the glue trap wiggling around lilke crazy to get out.

    I don't like glue traps Looks like he's been there a little while too.

    Knowing some of the women around here who would go into full panic mode - I put him and his little prison into a small plastic container and he's under my desk now waiting for one of the janitors to come take him away.

    Anyone ever do a rescue from a glue trap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Go back by the fridge and there's a leetle mouse stuck in the glue trap wiggling around lilke crazy to get out.

    I don't like glue traps Looks like he's been there a little while too.

    Knowing some of the women around here who would go into full panic mode - I put him and his little prison into a small plastic container and he's under my desk now waiting for one of the janitors to come take him away.

    Anyone ever do a rescue from a glue trap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by huhenio View Post
    Yes

    Just kinda peel him out?

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    Poor guy. Make sure he can get to some water.

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    aaah! I'm not a big animal advocate or anything, but a glue trap? that's horrid torture.

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    I just threw up in my mouth a lot.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Glue traps made using natural or synthetic adhesive applied to cardboard, plastic trays or similar material. Bait can be placed in the center or a scent may be added to the adhesive by the manufacturer. Glue traps are used primarily for rodent control indoors. Glue traps are not effective outdoors due to environmental conditions (moisture, dust) which quickly render the adhesive ineffective. Glue strip or glue tray devices trap the mouse in the sticky glue;

    users can free the mice from the glue by applying vegetable oil.



    These types of trap are effective and non-toxic to humans. However, death is much slower than with the traditional type trap[8], which has prompted animal activists such as PETA to oppose the use of glue traps. Many mice eventually die from exposure, dehydration, starvation, suffocation, or predation, or they are killed by people when the trap is checked. Others die from injuries or blood loss as they try to chew through their own limbs in an attempt to escape. In some jurisdictions there have been proposals to ban glue traps, or to legally restrict their use.[9]. In Ireland it is illegal to import, possess, sell or offer for sale unauthorized traps, including glue traps. This law, the Wildlife (Amendment) Act was passed in 2000. [10]
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    aaah! I'm not a big animal advocate or anything, but a glue trap? that's horrid torture.
    too late. Janitor came and got him, just made him promise to put him out of his misery and not just toss him in the garbage.

    sigh

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    glue traps are nasty. I used one once when I hadn't really thought it through. Wound up sticking to a mouse's tail and he was trying to get away climbing behind our kitchen cabinet but he had this big sticky cardboard thing stuck to his tail that wouldn't go through the crack. I found him rattling around and pulled back on the cardboard thing to pull him back out into the room, and then he broke away and escaped down the hole. That mouse deserved to live another day.

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    Sorry, but having lived in an old house that became a rat home, I don't miss them. I started with the glue traps and live capture traps. Either way, I wasn't going to let them get in. They would be put out of their misery. I think what actually kept them away was putting moth balls all around the outside of the house.
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    Mice, while incredibly cute, are really destructive and a huge nuisance. Sorry, but when I find one inside, it's minutes are numbered.

    I'm all for traps. But not the glue traps. 'Off them quickly. Don't make them starve to death. That is inhumane.

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    I used a glue trap once. I will not do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Go back by the fridge and there's a leetle mouse stuck in the glue trap wiggling around lilke crazy to get out.

    I don't like glue traps Looks like he's been there a little while too. ....
    Glue traps are bad, because if unchecked the mouse can die in them.

    Kill traps are bad, but not for inhumane reasons. The reason is because mice carry fleas and other external parasites. When the mouse dies in any kind of trap, as the body cools the parasites crawl off and escape.

    It's much preferable results to use a live-capture trap and check the trap daily. When you catch a mouse, you can either let it (and it's fleas) go outside, or you can dunk the trap in a bucket of soapy water (and kill the mouse and all its fleas at once).
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    If you use the dunk kill method, use soapy water. Do not use plain water, because the fleas won't sink in it--they will just will bob up to the the surface and jump off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug5150 View Post
    Glue traps are bad, because if unchecked the mouse can die in them.

    Kill traps are bad, but not for inhumane reasons. The reason is because mice carry fleas and other external parasites. When the mouse dies in any kind of trap, as the body cools the parasites crawl off and escape.

    It's much preferable results to use a live-capture trap and check the trap daily. When you catch a mouse, you can either let it (and it's fleas) go outside, or you can dunk the trap in a bucket of soapy water (and kill the mouse and all its fleas at once).
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    If you use the dunk kill method, use soapy water. Do not use plain water, because the fleas won't sink in it--they will just will bob up to the the surface and jump off.
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    Totally off the subject but the talk of fleas reminded me. Dawn dishwashing detergent is deadly to fleas. A diluted mix of Dawn and water will get rid of fleas on a dog and you can use a bowl of dawn and water with a flea comb for a cat. Fleas die instantly. Just don't use it on a dog everday 'cause it dries out their skin. Dogs have suprisingly sensitive skin.
    But anyway, I hate glue traps too. I'd rather just get it over with right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_e View Post
    Totally off the subject but the talk of fleas reminded me. Dawn dishwashing detergent is deadly to fleas. A diluted mix of Dawn and water will get rid of fleas on a dog and you can use a bowl of dawn and water with a flea comb for a cat. Fleas die instantly. Just don't use it on a dog everday 'cause it dries out their skin. Dogs have suprisingly sensitive skin.
    But anyway, I hate glue traps too. I'd rather just get it over with right away.
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    Soapy water just breaks the oil barrier on the flea and allows it to drown. The thinner water soaks into the flea's respiratory pores so it can't breathe. For that matter, soapy water is deadly to every other kind of insect too.

    And applying soapy water only kills the hatched fleas however--it won't kill the eggs.
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    I remember in grammar school we ate glue. I don't think I would like mouse tar tar with my glue.

    And in my house the rodents must be eliminated not set free.

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    Our rodent control system has 12 legs, 12 sets of claws, and 3 sets of teeth.

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    I have mice... I've found that they can't resist dark chocolate when placed on the trap. My room-mates place traps around the house with peanut-butter, cheese, bread crumbs - and the traps just sit their for days or weeks - while mice roam about freely and unmolested.

    But I have not been bothered enough by their presence recently to buy any more traps... I just keep my room clean and free of accessible food or crumbs. The mouse will come in my room and look around on its routine inspection of the house, and then it will leave the same way it came after it has found nothing. However the mouse droppings that I sweep out from under the crevices in my room are a problem... it's possibly the cause of some breathing congestion that I've been experiencing. I guess it's them or me...

    But even if you remove them by some means - there will always be more of them to take their place. So, I don't see the urgency in dealing with them right away.

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    Sorry Stace

    However ... I, the DISBELIEVER!!! and insubordinate and blah blah, have disposed of two other glue traps that I found.

    HA!

    Course I'm not doing my workplace any good things, as they'll most likely place more down - poor mousey was a fat adult so there are more around. <sigh>

    I work in a building downtown that was built in the 30-40's with the 2nd floor that was a food court at one time so yeah - all the catalyst is there. And actually we found out that the suite of offices we're moving too is ... infested.

    yep - big ole downtown roachies. wtf. THE BIG ONES!!! - the ones that come out of sewer drains - the ones that look like the pet "hissing" roachies that people purchase.


    joy.

    nuthing like having to move the office and then to move into inhabited quarters.

    Sounds like WAR, ay?

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    You could do like the woman in this story.

    How Not to Kill Mice

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    Up just a bit and to the right we coulda had a Darwin Award winner.

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