Pest Monitoring

Traps.co.nz sells four monitoring devices that are used to determine the presence and population density of possum, rat and stoat populations. These are:

  1. WaxTags. These are plastic tags that contain a lump of soft wax at their base that accurately records animal tooth-marks left when they bite the wax to determine if it is edible. 
  2. Chew Cards. These are corrugated plastic (corflute) cards that contain Possum Dough that record animal bite-marks when animals eat the Possum Dough.
  3. Tracking Tunnels. These are plastic tunnels that contain a card partially covered with tracking ink that records animal foot-prints.
  4. Leg-hold Traps. These are used to determine possum densities based on the proportion of traps that capture possums.
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Chew Card - Aniseed

****LAST FEW LOW DENSITY CARDS - NOW DISCONTINUED****
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Chew Card - Peanut

A multi-species detection device containing peanut flavoured Possum Dough.
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Peanut Butter WaxTags for rode...

A peanut butter flavoured detection device to indicate the presence of rats.
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Bush Master No.1 Leg-hold trap

A top-quality, heavy duty, leg-hold trap made for commercial possum control contractors. ...
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Traps.co.nz Leg-hold Trap

A robust, light-weight, leg-hold trap. Minimum order quantity of 5 leg-hold traps.
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Tracking Ink

Foot print Tracking Ink in container with sponge applicator.
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Tracking Tunnel Cards

Tracking Tunnel Cards - NOT PREINKED. See our listing for tracking ink.
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Tracking Tunnel with pegs

A robust tracking tunnel for monitoring small mammals in New Zealand.
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GloTag - luminescent lure for ...

A glo-in-the-dark lure that attracts possums at night.
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