Which is the right trap to use?
The victor trap is what we would recommend for catching rats in your backyard or school grounds. The trap sits in a specially made wooden box so that its nice and safe for you, your classmates and other furry friends!
You can buy a tunnel here or have a go at making your own using the handy guides below.
(Photo credit) Predator Free NZ Trust
Building your trapping tunnel
Build a wooden trapping tunnel HERE!
- More robust against weather and curious animals
- Longer lasting
- Great for placing on the ground around your garden
Build a corflute trapping tunnel HERE!
- Easier to make
- Lightweight design
- Great for putting up trees
How to set your trap
Get your mātua/parent, teacher or guardian to help you set your victor trap using this handy video from Predator Free Miramar.
What should I put in my trap to lure the rat in? We recommend using a dollop of Peanut Butter and you can even place a bit at the entrance of the tunnel to lure the rat in!
Where should I put my trap? Place the trap on solid, flat ground. Some good spots are along a fence, next to a compost bin or next to your school bins. Try to camoufflage it into the surrounding environment as much as possible without blocking the entrance of the trap.