Poisons Used to Kill Rodents Have Safer Alternatives

Poisons Used to Kill Rodents Have Safer Alternatives

A second generation of ultra-potent rodenticides creates a first-class crisis for people, pets, and wildlife.

By Ted Williams
Published: January-February 2013
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Ted Williams

Ted Williams is freelance writer.

Type: Author | From: Audubon Magazine


Apparently you missed my

Apparently you missed my caveat about glue traps. As I wrote, you need to use them only inside, check them frequently and dispatch the rodents for humane purposes. Snap traps frequently catch rodents by the feet, and they starve to death. Which death would you say was more humane, 20 seconds in the water or a week in a snap trap?

Snap traps instantly kill the

Snap traps instantly kill the animal 90% of the time.

Those odds are a lot better than 100% misery/suffering on a glue trap!

Glue Traps

Ben: Why let a rat or mouse suffer on a glue trap? You don't need to, as I've explained. No sure why you find this so complicated. Personally, I prefer snap traps because I think they work better. But I check them often and promptly dispatch the leg-caught mice.

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