Stop Killing Mice With Cruel, Inhumane Glue Traps

Target: Jack Malone, Senior Director of Facility Services

Goal: Stop Northeastern University from using glue traps.

Boston’s Northeastern University has allegedly been using glue traps as a means of rodent population control. Not only are these traps excessively cruel, but they also harbor disease. It is time to start managing the rodent population in a more effective and humane way.

Glue traps work by luring animals, typically with food, onto the pad which sticks to the rodent’s body and traps them. The animal starts to panic immediately and will go to desperate measures to escape. Animals have been known to chew off their own limbs to escape. In addition, the Center for Disease Control does not support the use of glue traps as they harbor disease from the animal’s urine and feces.

Sign this petition and demand Northeastern stop using glue traps. There are plenty of alternative ways to manage this problem.


Dear Mr. Malone,

Reportedly, Northeastern University has been using glue traps to manage rodent populations. Glue traps are incredibly cruel and also harbor disease. There are many more humane, alternative ways to manage rodent populations that I urge you to look into.

As you are aware, glue traps work by luring the animal to a sticky pad where the animal gets stuck and can barely move. Panic washes over the animal and they will try anything to escape, including chewing off their own limbs. The Center for Disease Control even advises people not to use glue traps as they harbor disease from the animal’s urine and feces. Live traps or deterrent sprays can be used instead of glue traps.

Please consider ending the use of glue traps. With so many other options, there is no need for the excessive cruelty.


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  1. Likewise, possums and many other animals are killed without regard to their agony, in the name of eradicating vermin, but who are we to call them vermin?

  2. There are traps that catch mice so they can be released into the woods/parks. This is barbaric and should be ILLEGAL. Please pass this law now

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