Scottish Animal Welfare Commission: report on the use of rodent glue traps in Scotland

Report on the use of rodent glue traps in Scotland.

References/further reading

Corrigan R (1998) The efficacy of glue traps against wild populations of house mice, Mus domesticus. Proceedings of the Eighteenth Vertebrate Pest Conference Eds Baker & Crabb, Uni of Calif p268-275

Dubois S, Fenwick N, Ryan E, Baker L, Baker S, Beausoleil N, Carter S, Cartwright B, Costa F, Draper C, Griffin J, Grogan A, Howald G, Jones B, Littin K, Lombard A, Mellor D, Ramp D, Schuppli C and Fraser D 2017 International consensus principles for ethical wildlife control. Conservation Biology 31: 753–760.

eBay, 2020 Large Mice Mouse Trap Rat Traps Rodent Control Catch Trap Bug Safe UK [accessed 19 November 2020]

Fenwick N., 2013. Evaluation of the humaneness of rodent capture using glue traps, prepared for the Canadian Association of Humane Trapping, 31 July 2013. Available online at:

Humane Pest Control, 2006.

Irish Parliament, 2000. Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000 (Act No. 38 of 2000)

Irish Parliament, 2003. Wildlife Act 1976 (Approved Traps, Snares and Nets) Regulations 2003

Mason G. and Littin K., 2003. The Humaneness of Rodent Pest Control. Animal Welfare, 12: 1-37

Mellor, D.J., 2017. Operational Details of the Five Domains Model and Its Key Applications to the Assessment and Management of Animal Welfare. Animals, 7, 60

NatureScot, 2020

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (2009)

New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (2015).

New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (2020) Update on Glueboard Trap Approvals


PMA, 2017 Submission to Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee November 2017

PMA, 2017a. Pest Management Alliance - Code of Best Practice Humane Use of Rodent Glue Boards

PMA, 2019 (unpublished)

Proulx G., 1999. Review of current mammal trap technology in North America. In Proulx G (ed.) Mammal Trapping pp. 1–46. Sherwood Park.

RSPCA (2020) 'We're caring for a feral kitten rescued from a glue trap'. 03 August 2020 [Accessed 18 November 2020].

Sharp, T., Saunders, G., 2008. A model for assessing the relative humaneness of pest animal control methods. Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Canberra, ACT.

Scottish Parliament, 2017,

State Government of Victoria (2019). Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019

UFAW, 2008. Guiding principles in the humane control of rats and mice. Available online at:

New Zealand Animal Welfare Act 1999



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