While strolling through the grocery aisles recently, I headed down the pet food aisle to grab some dog food.
I should confess that I don’t actually have a dog – but I do have a voracious family of crows that knows I’m a sucker. So I keep myself stocked with treats to stay in their good graces.
But I digress….
As I made my way down the aisle, I passed a number of traps & other contraptions aimed at managing resident rodent populations. And while normally I don’t pay them any mind, this time one in particular caught my eye.
Now, we could go in circles arguing about whether you “should” kill mice, whether they have a “right” to exist or any number of similar points – but I’m not interested in arguing.
Because mice can inflict damage to your home & belongings, and I understand that many people feel that removing them permanently is the best course of action. Especially when you’re talking about electrical damage that puts your family at risk or hundreds of dollars in damage to your car.
And in those cases, I’m not going to object to the use of quick traps or other lethal methods that end their lives swiftly.
But bait stations are another story altogether.