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Glue Trap Guidelines

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Glue traps for rats and glue traps for mice must always be checked regularly - at least TWICE per day as a minimum. Upon inspection, any captured rodents must be dispatched quickly and humanely.

Glue traps must be placed in such a manner that they do not present a risk to non-target species. In the event that a non-target species does become trapped to a glue board, a food grade oil or similar emollient should be applied to the animal for removal.

Glue boards should always be disposed of with care, with the sticky surface been covered to avoid the possibility of accidental trapping of non-target species.

Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, any animal becomes a 'protected animal' when it is 'under the control of man whether on a permanent or temporary basis'.

Therefore an animal in such a trap is a protected animal, and if it suffers unnecessarily as a result of poor practice in the use of the trap, or through a failure to release or kill the animal in an appropriate manner, then an offence of causing unnecessary suffering under section 4 of the Act may have been committed.

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