Pest Proof London Nabs PETA Award for Being Nice to Mice

Pest Proof London Nabs PETA Award for Being Nice to Mice

London – A Compassionate Business Award has been issued from PETA to Pest Proof London, whose humane rodent-control services include catching – and safely releasing – any mice or rats found in a home or business and sealing all points of entry so that the animals can’t return, with a 12-month guarantee.

“After seeing first-hand how rats suffer and die as a result of glue traps, steel traps, and poison, we started rethinking the process, and we offer an effective no-kill proofing solution that does not harm rats,” explains Pest Proof London CEO Lee Stewart. “Our hope is for this business model to become the norm, to replace outdated, cruel, and ineffective traditional animal control methods.”

“PETA is recognising Pest Proof London for having a big heart for the smallest animals,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Prevention is the key to humane rodent control – it’s far kinder to mice and rats, and it’s the only way to keep these uninvited guests out of our homes in the long term.”

Killing mice doesn’t address the source of the problem – more mice simply move in to take the place of those who have been killed – and can be exceedingly cruel. Animals caught in glue traps can struggle to escape the strong adhesive for days, often breaking their bones and ripping flesh, fur, or feathers off their bodies in the process, and some even chew off their own legs in an attempt to escape. Poison affects rodents’ nervous systems and causes violent convulsions before victims finally succumb to the effects of the toxin.

In addition to sealing all holes in walls and foundations, PETA suggests keeping food in sealed containers and catching any unwanted visitors in humane live traps so that they can be released in nature without harming them.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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