The Modified Victor was developed by Grant Morriss and Bruce Warburton of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research NZ Ltd. They developed it to provide the pest control industry with a more cost-effective and lightweight alternative to the DOC 150 and 200 traps set in a wooden box, which costs approximately $65 and weighs around 4.5 kg. The modified Victor with the tunnel weighs 0.35 kg, which is less than 1 tenth the weight and it costs 1 third the price.
Grant and Bruce undertook extensive tests on the trap to determine the humaness of Victor Modified Stoat and Rat traps. They found that the modified Victor trap passed international international standards See National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) results.
After these trials Grant and Bruce sought a commercial partner to take the trap to a commercial stage where it could be manufactured and marketed on a commercial scale. Traps.co.nz undertook this task and designed plastic injection moulded parts that would fit onto the Victor to achieve the same results that the prototype trap achieved in the Landcare trials. We designed a trigger that holds a slice of the Muselid and Cat Lure; the blocks of lure can be sliced to a size that will fit the trigger. See the photo above.
Grant has made a video on how to use the Modified Victor and tunnel. View the video here.
- A more cost-effective and lightweight alternative to the DOC 150 and 200 in a wooden box
- Passes International standards for humaness
- Suitable for humanely killing stoats and rats
Minimum order quantity of 5 traps.