Goodnature A24 Rat Trap & Counter Kit UK
The Goodnature vision is a natural environment in which native species survive, thrive and flourish, free from the threat and destruction of introduced pests. Goodnature is constantly working to develop products that make it easy for everyone to create sanctuaries in their backyard, however big. We are committed to providing pragmatic solutions to one of our most serious environmental problems – biodiversity decline.
This is through the design and manufacture of automatic traps that humanely kill pest animals and then reset themselves.
Take a look here at the Instruction Manual / Success Guide
The A24 traps are humane and toxin free and have been designed to save you time and effort. Operating them is a breeze – you don’t even have to get your hands dirty.
The A24 self-resetting multi-species kill trap targeting rats and stoats is small, easy to install and delivers a powerful impact that kills pests instantly every time.
Attracted in by a long-life lure for either rats or stoats, once triggered the killed pests fall from the trap which immediately resets itself at least 24 times per CO2 canister meaning more bang for your buck.
Developed and tested in harsh outdoor environments the A24 is just as happy in your backyard or attic as it is in the bush meaning everyone can do effective pest control.
Approved in England for Rat and Stoat control. Approval for use on Squirrels and for use in Scotland and Wales is pending.
Legislation link: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2015/1427/pdfs/uksi_20151427_en.pdf
– Patented self-resetting technology
– Easy to install and maintain
– Contains no toxins
– Long-life lures for rats or stoats
– Targeted and humane (A-Class rats and stoats)
– Multi-award winning design
– New Zealand designed and made
Please note: the A24 Trap must only be used with Goodnature gas canisters because they have a silicon based sealant and other canisters will damage the product.
It is well worth taking a look at the large range of demonstration videos available by Goodnature on YouTube!
There has been some concerns regarding these traps and Hedgehogs:
If there is any chance that there is hedgehog activity in the area you are trying to target; it is the responsibility of the trapper to stop hedgehog interaction with the trap.
Under the Spring Traps Approval Order the Goodnature A24 Rat and Stoat Trap may only be used for the purpose of killing rats and stoats.
A condition of use for all approved spring traps is that the trap must be used in a manner that minimises the likelihood of its killing, taking or injuring non-target species. It is for the trapper to make sure conditions of use are complied with and offenses against protected species are not committed. Where the safety of protected species cannot be reasonably assured, the use of non-lethal methods of capture, such as cage traps, should be employed so non-target species can be released if accidentally captured.
Goodnature A24 Trap Tips:
- Ensure you install the traps as instructed
For best results, and to ensure a humane kill the traps must be set as instructed. See our Success Guide for details.
- Refresh the chocolate formula monthly.
To direct pest activity to your trap site refresh the lure in your traps regularly and prefeed them with a little of the rodent lure. This should be done at least once a month. Every week is even better!
- Replace CO2 every 6 months
To ensure your traps remain charged, replace the CO2 every 6 months. A good way to remember this is to time it with the replacement of your smoke alarm batteries at daylight savings, every 6 months.
- Add to your trapping network
The principle in the field is to ensure that every pest is put at risk by a trap, and that the risk is greater than the rate of reproduction and immigration. Rather than shifting your traps, add to your trapping network. Goodnature A24 traps for rats can be set 40 mtrs apart.
- How many traps to use
- In a conservation network best practice is to install: 2 x A24 traps per acre when targeting rats.
- Around the farm, orchard or other food rich site a greater density of traps may be required.
- Trap trials
DOC have done the trialling for you! The New Zealand Department of Conservation stand behind Goodnature traps as a reliable and effective tool for controlling rats. The AIHT’s have done it, as have DEFRA, used correctly, you will have great success.
- Zero waste
Goodnature CO2 canisters are not reusable however they can be recycled with your household recycling. The lure bottle is HDPE and is recyclable as long as it has been cleaned first. The lure bottle cap is also recyclable. The traps have been designed for longevity in the field, and in a manner that allows us to service them if required so they continue working. We can also receive and recycle any unused traps.