Wherever you see glue traps sold, be sure to send a polite letter to the store manager asking him or her to stop selling the traps and to sell humane live traps instead. Numerous chains, including CVS, Rite Aid (including Eckerd and Brooks), Supervalu Inc. (including Acme, Albertsons, Bristol Farms, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh, Jewel-Osco, Osco Drug, Save-a-Lot, Shaw’s, and Shop ‘n Save), and Safeway, stopped selling glue traps after hearing from concerned consumers.
If you encounter an animal who is stuck to a glue trap, pour a small amount of cooking oil or baby oil onto the stuck areas and gently work the animal free.
The only surefire way to keep mice and other animals out of your house is to make it less inviting to them. Use live traps to catch those who do enter so that you can release them outside. Please see our “Living in Harmony With Nature” factsheet for more tips on keeping wildlife outdoors.
Read more: http://www.peta.org/issues/wildlife/cruel-wildlife-control/cruel-wildli