No Luck?

No Luck?

Here's a few things to check.

Here's a few things to check

Remember

to be patient

If you haven’t caught anything yet it might be because rats are neophobic - a fancy word that means they’re very wary of anything new or unfamiliar in their territory. If your trap is new, your rats might still be sussing it out.

If you haven’t caught anything yet it might be because rats are neophobic - a fancy word that means they’re very wary of anything new or unfamiliar in their territory. Your rats might still be sussing it out.

Did you use

Rodent Detector Cards?

To be a successful trapper, the most important step, and the one that’s missed the most, is choosing the right place for your trap. For rats, this means finding a spot in your garden where they feel safe to eat. To help you get off of on the right foot - check out this blog and watch the video below.

To be a successful trapper, the most important step, and the one that’s missed the most, is choosing the right place for your trap. For rats, this means finding a spot in your garden where they feel safe to eat. To help you get off of on the right foot - check out this blog and watch the video below.

Manage

any competing food sources

When trapping for rats, competing food sources can be a challenge to manage. If your rats have easy access to an existing food source - like compost, pet food or lure in other traps - they’re less likely to seek out the lure in your trap, so it’s important to remove access to this food source as much as you can. Check out this video, which shows how to manage rat trapping near compost.

When trapping for rats, competing food sources can be a challenge to manage. If your rats have easy access to an existing food source - like compost or pet food - they’re less likely to seek out the lure in your trap, so it’s important to remove access to this food source as much as you can. Check out this video, which shows how to manage rat trapping near compost.

Try

pre-feeding

Pre-feeding is the process of introducing your rats to the new food source in your trap. It helps to lure rats into your trap.

  1. Place ten small dots of lure to the area around your A24 Trap. This increases the availability of this new food source to your local rats.
  2. Repeat this for five days. This builds their preference for the lure (yes, rats have food preferences!) and habit in visiting the trap to feed.
  3. Next, go cold turkey and stop pre-feeding. Now the only way your rats can find the delicious lure is by entering your trap. Bingo!

Pre-feeding is the process of introducing your rats to the new food source in your trap. It help to lure rats into your trap.

  1. Place ten small dots of lure to the area around your A24 Trap. This increases the availability of this new food source to your local rats.
  2. Repeat this for five days. This builds their preference for the lure (yes, rats have food preferences!) and habit in visiting the trap to feed.
  3. Next, go cold turkey and stop pre-feeding. Now the only way your rats can find the delicious lure is by entering your trap. Bingo!