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How to Humanely Remove an Animal from a Glue Trap

Dan removing two rats from a glue trap

Dan S. sent this video of him removing two rats from a glue trap that the homeowner had placed. He used cooking oil to loosen the clue (any cooking will do -- don't use the expensive stuff), used a chopstick to separate the rats from the glue trap, and let them swim around in the glue for a while to help remove it from their fur.

Obviously, this must be done with care to protect both the animal and the human helper. Remember that even pets may be afraid and may bite or scratch, and wild animals all the more so; so wear heavy leather gloves. Be gentle when removing the animal's soft tissues (such as the ears) and very careful around their eyes. Also observe the animal for a while to make sure it's not injured to the point of not being able to survive in the wild.

If the animal is wild, check with your state's conservation department regarding the legality of releasing it from the wild, or contact a licensed animal rehabilitator.

At Rid-A-Critter, we pride ourselves on treating the animals we deal with humanely and with respect. This is just one example of how we put those values into action.

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