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120 rats with 25 traps – In the News

Posted in In the News on September 23rd, 2016.

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.

goodnature_620x310Bay 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 Judge Dredd of the New Zealand bush is laying waste to rodent predators
NZ Herald: 
Kiwi innovation a lethal weapon against rats

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