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Why is a mouse glue trap more efficient than a
Mouse glue traps do not kill the rodent but immobilize it so that it canno't escape
inPEST mouse glue traps are designed to trap mice without killing them.
Why trapping rodents is better than killing them?
Because rodenticide baits are dangerous for "non target" pests
The use of poisoned baits can inadvertently kill other "non target" pests. A recent study conducted on behalf of the European Parliament Committee in 2012, has shown that, in Italy only, 300 cases of animal poisoning have been reported. The majority of these cases were registered on house pets (cats and dogs). the use of a glue trap, installed inside a rodent box, protects other animals from the risk of getting poisoned to death and is a safe way to catch rats and mice.
The use of a glue trap for mice protects other animals from the risk of getting poisoned to death and is a safe way to catch rats and mice
This is also true in industrial environments. For example in poultry, swine and other animals industries, the use of poisoned baits, could potentially harm the animals. It has been shown that bred animals die after ingesting only 1 dose of poison.
An underestimated problem that is however more and more frequent, especially in areas where poisoned baits are used frequently and in high doses, is resistance to rodenticides. Sometimes it happens that even high doses of poison will not guarantee the result.
When species like Rattus Rattus (Roof rat), come across something new in the environment, like a freshly installed poisoned bait, they will send an "expendable" member of the colony to have a "taste" of the new dish. In the following days the members of the colony observe the behavior of the rat that took the bait and once it is dead, none of the members will eat poisoned bait anymore as they've "learnt" from this experience.
Recent studies have been carried out in Germany on the genetic DNA sequence on mice. These studies showed that over 90% of the examined mice, mainly belonging to the common Mus domesticus species, have developed a genetic resistance to anticoagulants. This genetic resistance can be inherited by following generations.
For these kind of mice the poisoned bait based on anticoagulants have become uneffective: this is another reason to use adhesive glue traps against these pests.