Glue traps are inhumane and unnecessary.
Also known as “glue boards," sticky glue traps are made of pieces of plastic or cardboard coated with a strong adhesive designed to trap any animal who wanders across or lands on the surface. Glue traps are both inhumane and indiscriminate, frequently trapping and killing songbirds, lizards, bats, kittens and other small mammals.
Trapped animals suffer a cruel prolonged death of dehydration, starvation and suffocation over the course of several days. In an attempt to free themselves, animals may chew off limbs, their bodies become stuck in contorted positions that result in extreme pain, and at times they can be heard screaming. At Wildcare, we witness firsthand the horrible suffering of animals caught by glue traps, and we implore you to never use them.