Why are there no dead pests underneath my Goodnature trap?
Scavenging is a frequent occurrence so it’s unlikely you’ll see everything that is killed. Rats, cats, birds, pigs and dogs scavenge dead critters from below our traps. You can purchase a Digital Strike Counter to get a clearer picture of your trap activity.
What is a Goodnature Digital Strike Counter?
If you’re wondering how many times your trap had been triggered, we’ve got a Digital Strike Counter to do the counting for you. The counter slides onto the CO2 canister of your trap is easy to check and reset. It will track from your first kill up to 99. When the counter hits 24, you know it’s time to replace the gas canister.
How do I know how much CO2 is left in the canister?
You can test-fire the trap to see if there is CO2 remaining. To ensure your traps remain charged, change the CO2 canister every 6 months. See our Quick Start Guide for more details.
How do I refresh the lure?
Our A24 rat trap comes with an Automatic Lure Pump to make it easier to keep rats under constant control. The lure pump reduces how often you need to check your trap to replace the lure. Once installed and activated, the lure pump dispenses lure steadily across six months, ensuring lure is fresh and increasing your trapping success.
I suspect my trap is faulty
If you haven’t already, test fire your trap - see our Quick Start Guide for how to do this safely. Your trap may just need a new CO2 canister. If you still have any concerns get in touch - we’re happy to help!
Can I shift the trap when it is live?
No. For safety, you should never shift a live trap. First, de-gas your trap and test that it has been de-pressurised. Once this is done, it’s safe to move. Check out the Quick start Guide for more details.
Can I purchase extra tree mount brackets?
Unfortunately not at this stage. We'll announce when they're available for purchase in Australia.
I caught a pest! What should I do?
Outdoors: you don't need to do anything. The dead pest will either be scavenged by another animal or slowly decay into the environment.
Indoors: a dead animal will start to smell after a few days, especially in warm weather. To avoid this, we recommend burying the carcass under a few centimetres of soil or compost. If that’s not an option for where you live - pop it in the trash.
When can I stop trapping?
To maintain constant control by managing any re-invading pests, we recommend leaving your trap in place long-term. Remember to refresh the lure monthly, and replace the CO2 and lure every 6 months.