Every year, countless people regret buying glue traps—pieces of cardboard, fiberboard, or plastic coated with a strong adhesive designed to ensnare any small animal who makes contact with the sticky surface. Consumers’ online glue trap reviews reveal that these devices are one of the cruelest methods of rodent control. They inflict prolonged suffering as frantic animals attempt to escape, tearing off their own skin in the process. It can take days for them to die.
Thanks to the internet, regretful consumers can voice their grievances about glue traps in the hope of preventing others from purchasing these indiscriminate animal killers.
Check out what remorseful shoppers had to say in their scathing reviews of these vile contraptions on The Home Depot’s website:
“This is a torture device not a trap. Most responsible companies in the US have stopped selling these. Obviously home depot cares more about profit than what is right.” (August 9, 2022)
“these are terrible. just buy a trap that will kill instantly, not these sadistic traps.” (July 17, 2022)
“Do yourself the favor & do not purchase this for mice very inhumane! Mice got caught & were able to get away leaving patches of fur very difficult to watch."
Customers are calling out @HomeDepot in the reviews for glue traps—cruel torture devices that cause animals to SUFFER!
— PETA (@peta) September 9, 2022
“Glue traps (ALL glue traps) cause horrendous pain and suffering to animals who know exactly what’s happening to them. The suffering is extended over a long period. These torturous devices have no place in a world that has even a small amount of compassion. We can do better than this!” (February 6, 2022)
"The mouse dies a slow, cruel death of starvation or dehydration. And they cry. This is horrible. Next time I am getting a live trap and releasing them in the park.”
— PETA (@peta) August 29, 2022
“Very inhumane and can catch birds if you put it outside.” (March 1, 2021)
“A terribly sad way to get rid of little field mice. Yes, these things work. The mouse gets stuck and stays alive. They will look at you when you come to check the traps.” (August 25, 2020)
“My brother in law bought these for me to try to solve my mouse problem. Yesterday I heard this terrible screaming coming from my closet. A mouse was caught in the glue and trying to escape. I picked the trap up to bring it outside all the time watching him scream and suffer! I tried to pull him off it but to no avail. He tried so hard to get loose, he ripped his mouth and started bleeding! I had to bring him to my neighbor so he could end his torture. The worst experience I have ever gone through. I can’t believe this product is on the market. The long suffering this creature went through, I would have rather I gave it a quick death. Never will forget this as long as I live.” (June 4, 2020)
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Urge The Home Depot to Stop Selling Glue Traps
Dozens of retailers—including CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens—have banned the sale of glue traps after hearing from PETA and our members and supporters across the country. And nearly 200 well-known companies and other institutions, including 100 airports, have prohibited their use. Together, we can successfully encourage others to do the right thing.