Humane, automatic rodent trap launched

29 Sep 2020

A non-toxic, automatically resetting, and humane trap offers an efficient and safe solution to the challenge of controlling rodents at a time when the use of control measures based on toxins is coming under increased scrutiny.

The Goodnature A24 rat and mouse trap, available in the UK from Gallagher, is a spring method trap.

Attractive bait

Rodents are lured into the trap by a highly attractive bait before being dispatched by a piston, which is powered by compressed CO2.

“Rodents are a persistent nuisance on many farms,” says the company’s Mark Oliver.

Efficient control

“Efficient rodent control reduces the risk of the spread of disease to humans and animals, and also limits the damage caused to crops and stores and the consequences of structural damage, particularly to wiring.”

He adds that EU biocide regulations are restricting the use of toxins in pest control and consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of toxin-based pest control, meaning there is a need for alternative efficient control methods. 

Automatic system

The system provides a proven, reliable and safe way to reduce rodent problems.

The Goodnature A24 rat and mouse trap is a safe, easy-to-use and automatic system, built to withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

Toxin-free lure

Rodents are attracted to the trap by a toxin-free lure, which tastes and smells of chocolate and is proven to be attractive to rats and mice.

It is scientifically formulated for long-lasting attraction in all environments and being based on food-grade ingredients is safe for humans, pets, and wildlife.

Visible counter

When the rodent enters the trap, it triggers a spring-loaded mechanism and is killed instantly.

The trap then automatically resets ready for the next activation. Each CO2 cylinder will fire up to 24 strikes and a visible counter means it is easy to ensure the trap is always charged.

Trap cost

“The system offers a novel, safe and cost-effective way to reduce the consequences of rodent infestations at a time when the use of other control methods is being challenged,” Mr Oliver continues.

The rat and mouse trap costs £159, including vat, and includes the full starter kit and comes with a two-year warranty.

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