Post # 1
we’ve been having to do a lot of care for resident in particular.. Basically spending hours and hours with her. Well last night apparently one of the night shift girls saw a mouse and started flipping out (I have no idea why, they aren’t going to hurt you) so now there are the sticky mouse traps all over in here.
Now I understand no one wants mice because they are dirty my MY GOODNESS can we come up with a more humane way to get rid of them than having them stick to a pad filled with stuff that kills then slowly. This seems so cruel and all I want to do is throw them away.
Post # 3
We have mice in our school and I routinely remove traps like that from my room. I’d rather have a little mouse guest than a dead mouse that struggled until it died. =(
Post # 4
@Laurenskii: I’m with you on this and I HATE mice!
When my DH and I were dating, we were in his apartment and I swore a saw a little something run under his fridge. So he went out and bought about 5 of those sticky traps. The next morning there were about 7 mice attached to 2 TRAPS! I was torn between being digusted and being sad for them until DH said, “I’d better throw them out before they start trying to eat each other.” Apparently they do that sometimes when they are on the sticky traps together. It’s just gross and horrible all at once! They have more humane traps out there but they are normally more expensive.
Post # 5
@Laurenskii: If there are no other pets, you could always use a high frequency rodent repellent. I think dogs can hear the noises though and it may freak them out.
Post # 6
I know! They’re awful. My mom got one and put it out without telling me. Well I was upstairs in my room listening to music and heard this awful shriek coming from downstairs. Went in the kitchen and there it was, screaming its head off. I felt so bad.
I wont let anyone put them out in my house anymore.
Post # 7
@Laurenskii: I agree there has to be a better way but I wouldn’t just remove the traps and not do anything about it. Mice droppings are very dirty and can make people sick.
@peachacid: I wouldn’ t be too keen on having mice friends in my son’s classroom. I don’t know what grade you teach but even so. They leave droppings and germs everywhere. I understand the traps are not the nicest way to take care of the problem but taking them away completely doesn’t seem like the right thing either.
I can say that my job uses the sticky traps but also uses the snap traps that generally are a more quick death for the mice. The problem is that mice (most anyway) are really fast so trapping them without using hte sticky stuff is just really difficult. We had a mouse in our apartment some years back and I couldn’t catch it to save my life. I didn’t want to use sticky traps but I bought them anyway, I had a 2 year old in the house and I wasn’t about to let a mouse take up permanent residence with us. I got lucky though because one day while bringing in groceries I left the back door open and the little guy ran out and we never seen him again.
Post # 8
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I don’t like them either – it’s just unneccessary torture. They either panic to death with the poisons in the glue or they literally chew their own body parts off to escape. Just use a freaking snap trap – quick, painless, effective.
Post # 9
@Laurenskii: They make me so sad. I honestly cannot believe something like that is even sold…. completely unnecessary. There has to be a better way.
@peachacid: You’re awesome.
Post # 10
I agree. I hate those sticky traps. If traps are necessary I think snap traps should be used.
Post # 11
@aggie2010: +1 on the snap trap OR the black boxes that do the same thing but hide the dead little guy. I have a mole or mouse at home in the basement and I need to buy a trap. It will NOT be a sticky pad. Inhumane!
Post # 12
We live in an old farm house and now that fall has arrived, so have the mice. I agree that the sticky mouse traps are cruel, but, after setting up numerous snap traps, live traps, and posion, nothing has worked. I came home one day and found mouse droppings in our bed!!!! They are always on our kitchen counter (even though we don’t leave food out). They always steal the bait off of the snap traps. At this point, I will use anything that works because it is absolutely disgusting.
Post # 13
I got rid of a mouse problem with a couple of traps like this http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Electronic-Mouse-Trap-M2524/dp/B000E1RIUU
I could not listen to them struggle on glue traps, it makes me so sad. I couldn’t see them dead so I did some research. It costs a little more up front, but it took like a week to get all of them, it was so easy and painless. The one I had would flash a red light when something was inside, I would call my FH at the time or our roomate and they would take it outside and burry it. It was a quick death for the mouse, and a clean death (sometimes snap traps don’t do the job right and they end up suffering.
Oh. I put dog food in it, cause they love dog food and I would just steal a few pieces from my dog. I put the trap where I was keeping the dog food (they would come steal it, you could hear/see them) and moved the dog food.
Post # 14
@Emma20130601: we tried everything for the one mouse we had in our apartment. Nothing worked. The bait would be missing, but no mouse. The sticky traps were a last resort but, I’m sorry, mice are disgusting dirty little things, and our health was more important than the damn mouse.
@NinjaDuck: I would be willing to try that.
Post # 15
@NinjaDuck: I’m going to look into this trap!! It’s not too expensive either, which is nice.
Post # 16
i haven’t seen the mouse because in here during the day …I REALLY hope I’m not here when it happens. I can’t handle that.