Dangerous Product Alert: Trapstik

The product advertises that it is designed to catch wasps and other flying insects, but after a Canadian lady brought it home and set it out she caught something completely different.

As you can see from the pictures seven small birds were caught on the sticky trap.

According to CBC, four retailers in Canada have pulled the wasp traps from their stores. Walmart

Canada joined Loblaws, Sheridan Nurseries and Home Hardware Stores on Tuesday in saying they will immediately stop selling TrapStik, a product sold by a U.S.-based company called Rescue Pest Control Products.

On Monday, Jessie Wall, from Waterloo, Ont., she and her family were heartbroken after the product she bought at Loblaws Real Canadian Superstore caught seven chickadees over a span of five days, and all of the small birds died.

Wall said she decided to give the product a try to get rid of wasps that have been plaguing her neighbourhood. She said it was her son who discovered the dead birds and alerted her husband.

“They told me they were screaming and pecking at each other and pecking at him and they were really, really adhered to that trap, their wings, everything,” she said. “They were on all sides, just

completely splayed out, it was quite horrific.” They tried to pull them off, wiggle them off, but there was just no way.

On Tuesday, spokesperson Rescue Pest Control Products, said it was “rare” for birds to get caught in the trap, which the company first put on the market a few years ago. It has sold more than one million traps since then, said Stephanie Cates, a spokesperson for Rescue Pest Control Products.

“We don’t like to see that, it’s traumatic for anyone to see that image.”Cates told CBC Toronto in a Skype interview. “But as I said, relative to the number of products we sell … it’s very rare.”

A quick web search reveals that the product is still available in the United States. Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, and Amazon all still have the product available for online order.

To read the complete press release from CBC CLICK HERE