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Tell Orkin to Stop Using Glue Traps to Kill Mice

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Pest control, they get rid of the unwanted rodents in our home. However, we don't think about the cruel methods that are used by these companies. It wasn't until now that I truly realized how inhumane Orkin is towards mice. Orkin, like many other pest control companies, use Glue Boards to get rid of mice in our homes.

Glue boards are responsible for more suffering than virtually any other wildlife control product on the market. Most animals caught in glue boards suffer slow and agonizing deaths. Glue boards are inhumane. Unlike many devices sold to trap wild animals, manufacturers do not claim the boards provide a quick death.

Glue boards, also known as glue traps, are trays coated with an extremely sticky adhesive. Any animal that touches one is immediately caught and immobilized—bodily stuck to the board. 

It may take three to five days for an animal to die, perhaps even longer for a reptile. Some animals succumb to exhaustion, collapse face down in the glue, and die of suffocation when the glue lodges in their nasal passages—a process that can take anywhere from three to 24 hours. Most often death comes from a combination of exhaustion, dehydration, and starvation.

Animals suffer pain and stress and can harm or injure themselves trying to escape from glue boards. Some rodents have been seen biting through their own limbs while attempting to free themselves. Panicked animals can end up covered in their own feces and urine. Animals can be stuck anywhere from hours to days before being found, and have been known to cry loudly when the boards are collected.

Orkin, I urge you to stop using this inhumane method - there are other more humane alternatives that don't cause slow and agonizing deaths for these living beings. They also feel pain, don't make them suffer when there's another way.



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