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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:07 am 
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Proud Rooster
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Hi all,
I know there have been loads of rat posts in the past & issues with poisons & stuff & I just saw this: https://www.goodnature.co.nz/products/rat-stoat/
It's a kill-trap that apparently works really well and doesn't use poison so safe for your chooks/other animals. I'm not sure if you can buy them here, but the company will post 10 to Australia so if enough are interested it might be something to look into - I haven't done much research other than seeing a photo on a kiwi-care facebook page of one in use & the company website, but thought I'd let you guys know :-)


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:16 pm 
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Sounds great until i saw the price :shock: certainly not for those on a tight budget.looks well designed but.


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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 12:58 pm 
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They're pretty pricey & there's also the bait/attractant that needs to be re-purchased (although you probably come up with something yourself?). I don't use snap traps because they're not reliable to kill quickly every time & can be horribly cruel & I don't like using poison for a lot of reasons. I' not sure if it lasted forever & was super effective if it would be worth it financially over time (in lost feed & ongoing costs of poison/replacing snap traps). I think I'll just keep chucking the cat out in the run overnight, but they might be useful for people that have a lot of rats. Maybe they could be convinced to do a bulk discount :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 9:29 am 
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Our local wild dog population would be queued up waiting for free food if I got one of those. :whist


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 3:00 am 
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Location: adelaide
I have never used a hammer trap it may be simpler to deal with an Australian agent

http://www.protect-us.com.au/products/goodnature-e2

What I have been told is the co2 canister lasts for about 20 kills.

For remote areas with paid staff the labour savings can be considerable.

For a spot that checking the trap is only a small amount of extra time the benefit may not be as great.


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:14 pm 
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I've never seen a trap like that. I've shot a lot with an air rifle but it is time consuming and never solves the problem. I have chickens, ducks and a compost so they are always around so I unfortunately use a bait station foe the time being as it is the only way I have found that is effective at reducing the population significantly.
It looks interesting. I'd love to hear feedback from someone who has used one.

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