According to New Zealand officials, possums are considered to be "the country's most damaging animal pest."
Being forced to stay indoors during the lockdowns of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to fewer food sources outside for rats.
The Las Vegas-based pest control company has said that the man in the video was an "uncompensated trainee."
The traps are often used to remove rodents, insects, and other animals that are considered to be pests from homes, but animal rights groups say they are cruel and indiscriminate.
"I'm dreaming that a snake is going to fall on me," said the renter, who moved into the home with his family in January. "I can't sleep."
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"It's not adorable if you are his neighbor. Ever had a neighbor who feeds feral cats? Same stupid behavior," one person wrote.
The harmless insects that make way into people's homes in the late summer and early fall are nothing to fear unless you're a farmer.
"If allowed to spread, crazy worms could cause serious damage to horticultural crops and the forest ecosystem in Maine," the state's Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said.