Why are there no dead pests underneath my Goodnature trap?
Scavenging is a frequent occurrence so it is unlikely you will see everything that is killed. Rats, stoats, cats, birds including weka, pigs and dogs scavenge dead critters from below Goodnature traps. You can monitor rat levels with Rodent Detector Kits or purchase a Digital Strike Counter to get a clearer picture of trap activity.
What is a Goodnature Digital Strike Counter?
Just in case you were wondering how many times the trap had been triggered, Goodnature has made a digital strike counter. Packed into a tiny enclosure, the strike counter slides onto the CO2 canister and spends most of its day asleep. It is sparked into action only when the trap is set off. Because it sleeps so much, you should get five years between battery changes, even if you check it weekly.
How do I know how much CO2 is left in the canister?
You can test-fire the trap to see if there is CO2remaining. To ensure your traps remain charged change the CO2 canister every 6 months. See our Success Guide for more detail.
How do I refresh the lure?
While our lures are long life, they will eventually tire and diminish in their scent when exposed to air. At least once a month, remove the shroud cap and take the long life lure bottle out, tap it against the tree trunk so the tired lure is dabbed out as a pre-feed to attract pests. Wipe all excess lure away from the bite block, or mouth of the lure bottle, and return to the trap. See the Success Guides for more information.
I suspect my trap is faulty
Test fire your trap as outlined in the Success Guides - your trap may need a new CO2 canister. If you have any concerns get in touch with us!
Can I shift the trap when it is live?
No. You should not shift a live trap. You must de-gas and then de-pressurise the trap before shifting. See the Success Guides for more detail.
Can I purchase extra tree mount brackets?
Yes but best practice is to instead purchase extra traps and increase your area of control allowing your existing traps to manage reinvasion.
I caught a pest! What should I do?
In the field: You don't need to do anything. The dead animal will either be taken by another animal or slowly decay into the environment.
Around the home: A dead animal will get smelly after a few days of warm weather. To avoid any unpleasant odours bury the carcass under a few centimetres of soil or compost.
When can I stop trapping?
To maintain the conservation gains you have achieved through initial trapping, your traps should be left in place for the long term to catch any re-invading pests. Remember to refresh the lure monthly, and replace the CO2 and lure every 6 months.
Do you ship to the United States or Canada?
The A24 automatic humane trap for rats is available in this region from Automatic Trap Company www.automatictrap.com