A high-tech leap in protecting wildlife, agriculture and property from pests has been proven in local ecology trials.
The latest in locally-developed, multi-kill pest control technology has achieved the ultimate standard in Department of Conservation trials – and it’s now being used widely for pest control throughout New Zealand and in more than 15 countries worldwide.
In incredible results for under-pressure birdlife, Wellington-developed Goodnature automatic multi-kill rat traps have totally eliminated the predator rat populations in large-scale trials in Northern Te Urewera and Boundary Stream Mainland Island conservation sites.
Official trial monitoring rounds at the two large-scale trial sites by DOC field personnel confirmed zero per cent rat monitoring rates – indicating once-thriving rat populations in the areas have been reduced to nothing.
“New Zealand will one day be pest-free. Mark our words,” says Goodnature director Stu Barr. “However, right now we have millions of rats, mice, possums, stoats and hedgehogs destroying our native wildlife, private property – and probably your sleep.”
In a quest to halt one of NZ’s most serious environmental problems, Goodnature develops and manufactures automatic traps that humanely kill pest animals, then reset themselves up to 24 times.
This latest in multi-kill pest technology gets its power from a small compressed CO2 canister.
The successful Goodnature traps automatically reset themselves after striking a pest and can kill up to 24 rats between gas canister replacements. The multiple-kill traps use an effective long-life rodent lure, which attracts rats to the trap.
DOC deputy director general Kevin O’Connor says the rat kill results are very promising. “It is a significant step towards having a better and more effective trapping option for predator control in New Zealand.”