29 Feb '12, 11am

7 Humane Solutions to Rat and Mice Infestations

7 Humane Solutions to Rat and Mice Infestations

Awwww....such a cute rat. Until he starts eating into the chain saw oil, contaminating the chicken coop with his droppings, or threatening to bite the baby. Then even the most soft-hearted animal lover knows the time has come for action. Ask your friends. They will probably recommend you pick up poison at the home improvement market: problem solved. But is it? What if your child or dog (or a neighbor's pet) finds some poison dragged away from your careful controls by a critter before he dies a painful death? And poison, both in the manufacture and use, poses risks to the environment. "Sticky traps " offer a popular alternative: rodent walks on but he can't walk off. Easy cleanup: pick the trap up by the edge and toss the dehydrated corpse in the trash -- still frozen in the spot where it was trapped. But slow death by dehydration? Even mice and rats deserve to be treated m...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/7-humane-solutions-r...

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