Traps meant for rats can cause harm to other species

Florida residents are being urged by wildlife officials that glue traps meant for rats and bugs are inhumane and causing issues for other wild animals. Florida wildlife have been getting caught in the traps recently. In one instance, an owl was brought in covered in glue and is still at the clinic a month later getting the stuff removed from its feathers. Animals who get caught in the traps can starve to death if not found in time.

South Florida has been ranked as the most rat-infested part of the Sunshine State by Orkin. Miami-Fort Lauderdale was placed at No. 20 overall, down three spots from last year. However, South Florida was ranked higher than any other city in the state, including Tampa-St. Pete at No. 40.

For information on rat control, visit Nuisance Wildlife Marshals.

Glue traps cause problems for Florida wildlife

Florida wildlife officials are warning people that glue traps meant for rats and bugs are inhumane after several wild animals were found stuck in the traps.

A screech owl was brought covered in glue to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife last month. It had gotten stuck in a glue trap in Cape Coral.

CROW specialists said a month later, they’re still working to get all the glue out of the owl’s feathers.

“They lose the ability to get away from it because it’s so sticky and in turn can do a lot of long term damage,” said CROW Rehabilitation Manager Breanna Frankel. Learn more

Summary: Florida residents are being urged by wildlife officials that glue traps meant for rats and bugs are inhumane and causing issues for other wild animals. Florida wildlife have been getting caught in the traps recently.

 

South Florida most rat-infested area in the State

When it comes to rats in the Sunshine State, no area can touch South Florida… and we’re not talking about the 1996 Stanley Cup run by the Florida Panthers.

Orkin ranked Miami-Fort Lauderdale as the most rat-infested area in all of Florida. The company’s Top 50 Rattiest Cities in the U.S. list placed Miami-Fort Lauderdale at No. 20 overall, down three spots from last year. However, South Florida was ranked higher than any other city in the state, including Tampa-St. Pete at No. 40. Read more

Summary: South Florida has been ranked as the most rat-infested part of the Sunshine State. Miami-Fort Lauderdale landed on the top 50 rattiest cities in the U.S. at number 20.