It can be a little shocking to realise there’s a pest living in your house! But the good news is, a Goodnature trap does all the hard work for you, so it means catching the critter is easier than it’s ever been before.
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In the box you received with your A24 trap in it, you’ll notice some small plastic cards, called Rodent Detector Cards. We include these with all of our A24 traps as they’re a great way to find the best location, and give local pests a taste of the lure inside your trap. We’ve taken all the guesswork out of finding the pests, so it’s easier to get success.
Pests are taking shelter in your home because they’ve got a reliable food source, as well as it being nice and toasty! It’s really important to take a look around your house and think about what’s attracting the pests. Maybe it’s pet food that’s lying around? Or rubbish bags that might be easily accessible? A really common one we see is compost bins. Without these being blocked off, pests have easy access to and from the food source.
By sealing food into containers (which can’t be chewed through!) pests are forced to look elsewhere for food, and they find your trap.
If you’re using a trap indoors, the best thing to add is a trap stand. This allows you to move the trap around, without the need to screw it to a wall or tree. You’ll be able to test different locations like the ceiling, or basement without damaging any walls.
If you have children in your home, ensure they know that the trap is not a toy and it could go off if played with. You can test fire the trap in front of them by inserting a pen, or small stick into a loaded trap to show the force that the trap holds.
If you’re worried about your pets around an A24 trap, check out our articles on cat & dog safety for more information.