Have to say I prefer the "break neck" style ones so I don't need to drown the critters once caught.
And biological controls like snakes and cats are even better because they take care of disposal of carcases as well. At least most of the time - my last cat would always leave me the liver (usually just by my bed) after he'd devoured a rat.
Always thus. Always symbolic. Always feature in every story worth telling. Don't change.
It's not hard to picture @juanalias as Soap or a similarly deeply disturbed individual.