Helen Bowden, her five siblings and 90-year old mother are a family on a mission: to attract the once-abundant native birdlife back to their farm Tawapou, at Matapouri on Northland’s east coast of New Zealand.
“The rats were thick on the ground!” he says. “Even down in the cowshed. I’d see them on the rafters and all around.” Like many farmers, Laurence tried a few methods to get the rats under control but didn’t get the results he was looking for. “I used poison for a while but with limited success."
John lives on a 516 square metre property across the road from a neglected bush reserve in Karori, Wellington, New Zealand. Initially, he thought possums were responsible for the destruction of his puka tree but the damage was typical of rats. To get them under control, John started by setting one Goodnature A24 Rat & Mouse Trap on his property.