My place of work has called in the exterminators to get rid of some mice who have made the office their home. The exterminators use bait stations which attract the mice, who eat the poison and run off to die. I understand the death involves internal bleeding, which doesn’t sound like a painless way to go.
I understand people not wanting to share their work places or homes with other creatures and am well aware that mice are considered to be a pest. But surely there is a way to either repel them from settling there in the first place or, if they do have to be killed, using a humane means of doing so. Old fashioned traps have the benefit of being quick if they work first time, but pose problems if the mouse is smart enough to try to take the bait with a paw only to find it smashed with a spring loaded metal bar.
Does anyone have any information to share on humane pest control in Canberra?