A New Zealand-made self-resetting rat and possum trap has garnered more praise after a student’s research project tested its efficiency against traditional traps.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic student Chantal Lilas tested out Wellington-based company Goodnature’s self-resetting trap over a 10-day period in Taneatua Forest, Bay of Plenty. She set up 25 of the self-resetting traps and 25 traditional Victor rat traps: after 10 nights the tally was 120 rats killed by the resetting traps to only six from the Victor traps – a third of which were out of action after the first night.
The trial results and the self-resetting trap were covered by local media, including:
Radio NZ: Self-resetting rat traps 20 times better than standard traps -study
Stuff.co.nz: Judge Dredd of the New Zealand bush is laying waste to rodent predators
NZ Herald: Kiwi innovation a lethal weapon against rats