CERTIFIED PEST TRAPS
The importance of humane traps
We want to protect our native animals and we believe this can and should be accomplished without undue pain and suffering being caused to other animals, even voracious predators such as rats, stoats and possums.
What is the NAWAC Trap-testing Guideline?
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) has set trap-testing guidelines for the welfare performance of traps used in New Zealand so that traps can be assessed in a standardised way.
The NAWAC kill trap test requires 10/10 test animals to be rendered irreversibly unconscious within 3 minutes in order to meet the guideline for acceptable performance.
PROTECTING OUR BIRDS WITHOUT UNNECESSARY HARM
Traps that meet NAWAC Guidelines
All our traps have been independently tested and passed the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) Guideline. You can review their results below.
BT200 STOAT & RAT TRAP
The BT200 Traps have been independently tested by the DOC founded research and development entity, Zero Invasive Predators, against the NAWAC standards. This trap killed stoats and rats in accordance with National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee guidelines every time to achieve a Class A rating. See the BT200 Trap NAWAC test results for Stoats and see the BT200 Trap NAWAC test results for Rats. The BT200 matches the design and performance of the proven DOC200 kill trap, but the BT200 is both stronger and lighter.
BT250 FERRET TRAP
Independent testing completed by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research, found the BT250 Stoat and Ferret Trap to meet National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) guidelines (2011). See the BT250 Trap NAWAC test results. The BT250 is a stronger and lighter replica of the proven DOC250 Kill Trap.