Rodent Control

The ASPCA supports humane methods of rodent control and especially prevention through blocking entry into homes and businesses and utilizing good sanitation and garbage containment systems. When these are unsuccessful or impractical, well-designed lethal snap traps, electrocution traps and fast-acting poisons are to be utilized. If lethal methods are used, extreme care must be taken to ensure that pets and nontarget animals are not harmed. The ASPCA opposes the use of glue traps and toxins that cause pain and prolonged suffering.