• They might just try to get rid of all of their food sources to make them find another place to go.
  • Some companies make humane traps that do not kill the rats/mice.
  • According to some of the latest articles I've read about some of their members, put live glue traps out and throw them in the trash to be hauled off!! Animal euthanasia and criminal charges: PETA was criticized in 2005 when police discovered that at least 80 animals had been euthanized and left in area dumpsters over the course of a month. Two PETA employees approached a dumpster in a van registered to PETA and left behind 18 dead animals. Thirteen more were found inside the van. The animals had been euthanized by the PETA employees immediately after taking them from shelters in Northampton and Bertie counties.[84] In a 2005 column in the San Francisco Chronicle, PETA’s director of the Domestic Animals Issues stated that PETA began euthanizing animals in some rural North Carolina shelters via painless injection after it found that the shelters were killing unwanted animals with rifles and dilapidated gas chambers, both of which are considered inhumane ways to kill animals.[85] Officials from both counties said they were under the impression that the animals would be euthanized only if a home could not be found for them, and after being fully evaluated by a veterinarian. Both counties suspended their agreements with PETA after the incident.[86] Among the bodies in the dumpster were a cat and two of her kittens, given to PETA by veterinarian Patrick Proctor of Ahoskie Animal Hospital. According to Proctor, the two kittens were very adoptable, and he said the PETA employees claimed they would have no trouble finding homes for them.[87][88][89] In an interview with CNN, Ingrid Newkirk said that Proctor — who himself carries out euthanasia on behalf of PETA — was not present when the kittens were removed and was therefore not in a position to know what PETA's employees had said. Newkirk added that it was unlikely the employees said they could find homes for the animals, given that the veterinarian's assistant handed the animals to PETA precisely because she knew homes could not be found. "If the veterinarian couldn't find homes for a few kittens and a cat, which is surprising, if they have clients coming in, then that's why they called us, because they know we don't have a magic wand either," Newkirk told CNN.[88] PETA condemned the dumping as against their policy, and suspended one of the employees involved for 90 days. Police charged the two employees with 31 felony counts of animal cruelty and eight misdemeanor counts of illegal disposal of dead animals. [90] In October, these charges were dropped, and replaced with 42 combined counts of animal cruelty, and 3 counts of "obtaining property under false pretense". [91][92] The trial began on January 22, 2007. [93] IS THIS NOT SCARY!!!!!!!
  • A simple ingenuis idea, take a cage and somehow hook up the trap door to a piece of food, so that when the rat/rats try to eat it the door will close and you release them into the wilds.
  • PETA? Oh, they-being the kind loving people they are-would just kindly ask the animals to leave, because rats are people too! Or they would just live in harmony with their little woodland creatures. (Note the sarcasm)
  • dont know, but they spread diseases, and do you want to pass these diseases onto family members/children? i think that sometimes you have to do things you dont want to for the sake of peoples health. rats urine is not good at all.
  • Use live traps.
  • Rodents are not harmless, they spread disease. I am not a PETA member but I do believe in animal rights. Nevertheless if I had an infestation I would terminate them with extreme prejudice.
  • Hav-A-Hart traps. They are little cages with hinged doors. You put bait in the middle of the trap, and when the rodent steps in, it steps on a piece of metal that releases the doors. The doors shut, trapping the rodent harmlessly. The company makes these traps in all sizes - from mouse to chihuahua. My family used to take them out far away from town and set them free in the woods.
  • also if you think that they are harmless little creatures why would you want to get rid of them?
  • they would invite them to dinner and talk about them (the rats) moving out. If that didn't work the tofu lima bean curd yuck would kill them
  • All rodents need holes for entry. Seal up all the holes in the house.
  • Peta ah yea, um. Lol those harmless creatures your talking about are vectors of disease. All rodents of which carry the hanta virus. Anyways, glue traps are available if you baby-sit them, when you catch a mouse on one, take it out away from your home and pour a lil vegatable oil around the rodent, just not hear the head. Vegatable oil or mineral oil deactivates the glue and the mouse can work his way off, and live to tell the tale.
  • Use traps to catch them then move them to a field.
  • A little known fact about PETA is that they DO kill animals. Those hypocrites would likely lay poison out or send one of their death vans. THe tactic is to "adopt" animals and kill them before they leave the lot. Then the bodies are tossed in a dumpster like so much garbage. There was a huge case about this recently. Google PETA animal cruelty.
  • May I say that this question was of interest to me since I am grappling with the rodents. I am new to AB so have not learned where to put comment pertaining to the question. Any way, I would like to know the official suggestion of Peta on this subject. And today the end of July 2007 with the million dollar sport known as dog fighting coming into the news, I am grateful for Peta.
  • 1st, what sort of rodent? Beaver, rat, mouse,hamster, chinchilla, porcupines or Capybara. 2nd, type of infestation. In basement,walls, attic, upstairs bathroom 3rd, type of house, do you have rooms to spare, a don't ask, don't kill policy can be institued. 4th, harmless?, rodents act as vectors in the plague, dengue fever, hanta virus, and possibly CJD. 5th: Burn the fricking house down after inviting all the rodents to welcoming party,get them all drunk and then torch the place.
  • I'm guessing the same way we all would since rats carry desease and onc eyou get one the rest follow. I've seen a lot of talking about those humane live traps on here. Just so you know a very smart animal can not only get the food without getting trapped, but some of then can even figure out that if they flip it it will open. We have a racoon doing that just now where I keep my horse. She's set the trap eveny night for a week and every moring the foods gone and so are the chicken eggs. And rats are smarter then racoons.
  • Say...schoo go away..get out of
  • 1) I suppose they would rather capture them and take them away, and afterward, install some kinds of biological repellents such as cats. 2) Some answers to this question use the arguments of the “PETA Kills Animals” campaign. I asked PETA about it and here is their answer: "Thank you for contacting PETA about the “PETA Kills Animals” campaign. This campaign is the work of the deceitfully-named Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF), a front group for Philip Morris, Outback Steakhouse, KFC, cattle ranchers, and other animal exploiters who kill millions of animals every year, not out of compassion, but out of greed. These companies are worried about the strides that PETA is making that are changing their industries and compelling them to take animal welfare concerns seriously, so they hope to scare people away from caring about animals by spending millions on ads, mailings and Web sites like this. To learn more about CCF—which USA Today recently opined should rename its Web site ""—please see the following Web sites: Despite its deceptive intent, we’re grateful for the opportunity that this provides to discuss the animal overpopulation crisis. We are on the front lines of the battle to turn back the tide of unwanted dogs and cats, and we need your help. PETA is on the front lines of the battle to turn back the tide of unwanted dogs and cats. Our caseworkers tirelessly rescue homeless animals from environmental dangers, as well as cruelty and neglect ( They crawl through sewers, poke through junkyards, climb trees, and dodge traffic in order to reach animals in danger. During floods and storms, they are out saving lives at all hours. Some of the animals we take in are lost companions with loving families who miss them; we are always happy to return such animals to their homes. We have also managed to catch and return some highly elusive animals other agencies had given up on. PETA does not operate a shelter, but—even though we foster many healthy homeless animals that we have rescued in homes (often our own) or take them to shelters to await adoption—the reality is that thousands of adoptable animals are euthanized every day in shelters across America due to the lack of good homes. Because most area residents take healthy, adoptable animals directly to local shelters, the majority of the animals we receive are extremely sick or injured beings for whom euthanasia is, without a doubt, the most humane option ( To learn about one local instance, please see On another occasion, when a power-line transformer explosion burned a flock of starlings, PETA was the only agency to come to the birds’ aid; if our trained technicians had not been ready to end these starlings’ misery, the injured birds would have suffered in agony for days before finally succumbing to a painful death. In addition, PETA provides free euthanasia services for local residents who have very sick, critically injured, or geriatric companions but can’t afford to take them to a veterinarian. One family, lacking money for vet care and transportation, turned to us for help for their cat, who had barely crawled back home after being mauled by a pack of dogs. We were able to help by giving the cat a peaceful end to her intense pain. We also began offering our services to shelters in North Carolina in 2000, after PETA was contacted by a police officer who was distressed by conditions in a county pound. North Carolina has the second-highest kill rate per capita in the country—35 animals killed annually for every 1,000 residents—and most do not die a humane death. When we step in to properly euthanize animals (at no cost to the participating shelters) as we do in this instance, our involvement prevents animals from being shot to death with a .22 caliber firearm, gassed to death in an rusty metal box, or injected with a paralytic that causes slow suffocation without loss of consciousness. It prevents their suffering for weeks on end from disease and illness, or worse. We know from bitter experience that for homeless animals—even those in some shelters—there is such a thing as a fate worse than death. To learn more about the conditions that led to our involvement in North Carolina and about some of the many improvements we’ve been able to make, please visit We also hope you will read this recent editorial that sheds more light on the issue of animals suffering in pounds near the North Carolina and Virginia border: We wish that there were other acceptable options available. We cannot bring the majority of these animals back to Virginia for placement—the same issues regarding adoptability of injured, sick, or old animals exist everywhere, and “open-admission” shelters, which never turn their backs on any animal (unlike so-called “no-kill” shelters, which turn many animals away) are already unable to cope with the overpopulation of animals. There simply are not enough homes for them. Using Virginia shelters also means that there would be fewer homes for animals already in Virginia adoption facilities. Some might argue that the solution to this crisis of overpopulation of so many unwanted animals is to open sanctuaries. But the sad reality is that the math doesn’t add up. There is not enough money available to us or anyone to build enough sanctuaries or organize enough animal-adoption programs to keep up with the number of unwanted animals, particularly those animals deemed “undesirable” because of their infirmities, age, or behavior. Abandoning domesticated animals to fend for themselves would be irresponsible, of course, but to keep them in cages or pens for a lifetime is no more humane for homeless dogs and cats than it is for animals in laboratories or circuses. To learn more about "no-kill" sanctuaries, see and Putting all our resources into kenneling unwanted animals would also do nothing to stop the flow of more and more unwanteds. The source of the problem—trying to prevent the births of unwanted animals—is where money and efforts need to go. PETA runs a mobile spay/neuter clinic ( seven days a week, focusing much of our work in disadvantaged neighborhoods, where we offer free and low-cost surgeries and other services such as flea/tick treatments and worming. In the last year, we have sterilized thousands of dogs and cats—many free of charge and all others at well below our own costs. Support for this program is much needed, as you can imagine. We hope you understand that it is heart-wrenching for those of us at PETA and at shelters across the country who care deeply for animals to have to hold animals in our arms and take their lives because there is nowhere decent for them to go. Those who truly seek to make a difference for animals understand that it is necessary to do the right thing—even when it's unpleasant—rather than supporting false "solutions" simply because they make us feel less uncomfortable. PETA has always spoken openly about euthanasia on our Web site and in our publications, and—although we understand that it is upsetting to think about—euthanasia will continue to be necessary in this imperfect world until people prevent dogs and cats from bringing new litters into the world and as long as people hide their heads in the sand and leave the dirty work to others. We hope this has shed some light on our policies, and our work. To learn more about what PETA is doing for companion animals and how you can help, please see the following Web sites: Save homeless animals: More ways to help dogs and cats: Become an advocate for animals: Thanks again for writing and for your compassion for animals. Sincerely, The PETA Staff "
  • Most probably by using "green traps" and then relocating the little mammals.
  • Well first off...rodents spread disease in a they are not harmless. They have traps now that you can use and release them elsewhere..however when they are released it should be your duty to release them far away from homes. Someplace out in the woods far away from houses. Removing them this way will be a long drawn out and probably impossible task if the house is "infested". To me infested means over running with the little creatures.
  • I am not a peta member and would not know how to get rid of these little guys. I have them too. I own a big old stone home built 1864. My mother who lived here before uses traps and then went to glue traps. Sadly to say the glue traps are not quite that good either. One little bugger bit his leg off just so he could escape. Hoping my pet cats do not get ahold of any of them.
  • By singing out of tune at a frequency these creatures can hear. He..he..he...
  • They would just cry about it for a while. 'Filthy little vermin are people too!" *sob*
  • the Hav-a-hart traps are a good idea if yout that concerned about their welfare, or you could get a cat, hey its more natural than glue traps0.o

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