I have heard enough sticky trap stories to not want to go that route, plus I am worried that I would come home to find my cat with one stuck to a paw, or his face... I am also concerned that if I put down snap traps that my cat or dog would get caught in one.
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I personally couldn't bear the thought of putting any animal through that sort of pain when there are much more humane methods out there.
Sadly, a pest is seen as a pest by some with no regard for the pain and fear that animal experiences.
Years ago a petstore owner had a mouse (wild) he really wanted to be rid of, and I suggested turning a snake loose. He thought that was great, except he wanted the snake back after. But they really can find & follow the mice wherever they are, and leave no messy residue. When the mice are gone, the snake will leave. Theoretically.
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Everything is pretty much horrible if its not an instant kill, the sticky pads, poision its horrible, when I think about it I can cry we had a mouse dieing on the grass from poison and it was wiping its mouth with a little fist cause it was bleeding from its mouth! I did have a big mouse problem in my rabbit house so we just used regular traps with pb or mince meat they all eventually got caught and then I got a electric one the mouse goes into the battery powered black box to get the bait on the other side and as it walks in it gets zapped, best trap, instant kill, no suffering, to dispose flip open the lid and throw away the mouse. We have had a few incidents with the snap traps that it gets a leg or something and the mouse is dragging it around = horrible.
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Snap traps. Those clothespin shaped ones really s.uck! I had a mouse that refused to die, and he could get the bait off that clothespin shaped one like no ones business. Finally got tired of being woken up by a mouse, so I got a snap trap. He didn't last a day. I win.
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I have gotten live feeder mouse and did the whole baking soda and vinager in a small coffee can or tupperware bowl with lid to suffocate them.. (I don't feed live mice to snake for health issues of the snake)
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