The BT 200 trap replaces the PCR200 model. It is sourced in New Zealand and is an excellent quality copy of the DOC 200 trap that was designed by the Department of Conservation for killing stoats, rats and hedgehogs. The Department of Conservation developed the DOC 200 trap "for the benefit of all New Zealanders with the ultimate aim of protecting and retaining the last remnants of New Zealand's unique living taonga". They developed the trap because the industry needed a trap that humanely kills stoats. More information from Landcare Research.
The BT 200 has been proven humane, having achieved a 100% pass and Class A rating according to the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) guideline (2011).
BT 200 trap only without a wooden or plastic box as some people prefer to manufacture the boxes themselves. The trap is ideally suited to be used in the Trappers Box which is a sturdy wooden box designed to minimise the capture of native birds.
- This trap is equivqalent to the DOC 200 trap that is used extensively throughout New Zealand for the control of rats stoats and hedgehogs.
- It is made of zinc coated steel with a stainless steel trigger plate.
- It needs to be placed in a plastic or wooden box to minimise the capture of native birds or pets, see the Trappers Box.
- This trap has been demonstrated to kill humanely when tested under international standards. BT200 Landcare Research NAWAC test results.
- For setting instructions see the Department of Conservation demonstration video. The video demonstrates the setting of the similar DOC 200 trap.
- More information regarding the use of kill traps.