Department of Health

Key messages

  • Glue traps are any trap that uses glue or a similar sticky substance to trap an animal or insect
  • In Victoria, the sale and use of glue traps for trapping animals is prohibited. Including use by commercial pest control operators for rodent management.
  • Heavy penalties apply for illegal sale and use

The sale and use of glue traps is highly regulated in Victoria. This includes any trap that uses glue, adhesive material, or similar sticky substances, designed to trap an animal or insect.

Victoria prohibits the sale and use of glue traps for trapping animals. Including use  by commercial pest control operators for rodent management.

Insect glue traps may only be sold or used if they are not capable of trapping an animal. They must have a cage or other protection that prevents any animal from contact with the adhesive surface.

Further information can be found on Agriculture Victoria’s website.

Reviewed 31 October 2022

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Contact details

Phone hours are: 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday. Direct all other enquiries to the pest control email address.

Pesticide Safety Program

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