Think Twice Before Using Glue Or Sticky Traps, You Might Catch A Reptile

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Think Twice Before Using Glue Or Sticky Traps, You Might Catch A Reptile

If you use glue traps and an animal such as a snake or lizard gets stuck in it, you can use nearly any oil used for cooking to help free the animal.

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Glue traps are a bad idea, as the devices don’t discriminate with regard to what walks fly's or crawls into them. Virtually everything that comes in contact with them get stuck. That is why Petersburg Animal Care and Control in Petersburg, VA has issued a plea on Facebook not to use these devices for pest control.

Please take a second to choose a different method of pest control for your home. Being stuck alive to a glue trap is a…

Posted by Petersburg Animal Care and Control on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

“Please take a second to choose a different method of pest control for your home. Being stuck alive to a glue trap is a slow painful death,” Petersburg Animal Care and Control wrote on Facebook. “This young black snake was after the bugs and crickets when he found himself stuck fast.”


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The snake had to be euthanized, and Petersburg Animal Care and Control wrote on Facebook that killing snakes in the state is against the law.

If you use glue traps and an animal such as a snake or lizard gets stuck in it, you can often use olive oil or nearly any oil used for cooking to help free the animal without doing too much harm to it. But better yet, just don’t use these types of pest control devices.