Multi Catch Rat Trap – Large
Multi Catch Rat Trap is one of our top selling humane rodent control products. Suitable for Mice and Rats, its very easy to set up.
The LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap is perfect for the live capture of multiple mice/rats at one time. The LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap can hold up to 3-4 Rats / 20 mice at one time. The LARGE Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap can be reused over and over.
The LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap is made from strong galvanised mesh with a metal base plate. The compact design allows it to be used in the smallest trapping spaces.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Easy to bait, set and release troublesome rats/mice.
- Size: 16.5 x 31 x 15cm
- Weight: 918g
- Strong galvanised mesh
- Metal base plate
- Easy to bait, set and release
- Top entry point
- Easy to clean after use
- Child & pet safe – no springs or poison
- One way entry is totally safe around children & pets
- Clear view for easy inspection of catch
HOW TO TRAP A MOUSE / RAT
- Make sure you correctly identify the type of rodent prior to setting of mousetrap. Different species of rats & mice have differing habits. Dead rats & mice in inaccessible places can cause problems with decomposing odour and/ or blowflies. Determining the type of rodent can usually be worked out from their damage, odour and droppings. Droppings of about 18mm in length indicate the Norway Rat, 12mm for the Roof Rat and 3-4mm for the house mouse.
- The following signs should always be investigated to confirm rat and mouse presence prior to use of LARGE Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap:
- Runways, showing greasy patches on furniture and walls from the mouse fur
- Urine stains on surfaces of floors and cupboards
- Disappearance and/or nibbling of food
- Noise, often at night, which includes squeaking and fighting
- Nests behind furniture or cupboards made of paper and rags, sometimes snail shells
- Select the trap which is most suitable for the problem. Eg Small Pestrol Multi Catch trap for mice and LARGE Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap for rats.
- Place LARGE Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap on or very near runways, but not near food or places accessible to children or pets. LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap should never be set in hazardous locations (eg. above foods or food preparation surfaces), to avoid contamination by urine, droppings or blood.
- Bait the LARGE Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap using an attractant such as bacon, nuts, peanut butter, apple. The most attractive bait may depend on the particular eating habits of the mice in each particular situation. You may have to experiment in the beginning with a variety of different baits to find out which is most suitable.
- Record the placement of LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap so that all LARGE Multi Catch Mouse Traps are removed when control program is complete. LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Traps should be checked at least daily.
- Release rodents at least 300 metres from where they were caught.
- Carefully wash used and contaminated LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Trap.
BENEFITS OF TRAPPING
The use of LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Traps can be preferred over the use of chemical control methods, such as poisons, for a variety of reasons including:
- For mouse control in premises where inaccessible dead mice cannot be tolerated
- For mouse control in premises where chemical pesticides are not tolerated
- For cleaning up remaining ‘bait shy’ mice after a baiting program
- Trapped mice can be easily disposed of once trapped
- No risk of non-target animals such as cats, dogs, possums eating rodent poisons
- No risk of mice dying and decomposing in inaccessible locations
- LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Traps are simple to bait and set in one motion
- LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Traps are compact and so can be set in tight places such as in cupboards, behind appliances, under pallets, etc
- LARGE PESTROL Multi Catch Rat/Mouse Traps are versatile as they can be used alone or placed inside tamper-resistant bait stations for discrete trapping
PESTROL’S GUIDE TO RATS AND MICE!
Do you have an infestation?
Rats are nocturnal and usually hide from humans, so the typical signs to look for in the home and garden are:
- Scratching noises in walls, under the floor or under decking as rats scurry around looking for food.
- Droppings – rats leave dark, tapered (sausage shaped) droppings about 1 – 2cm long.
- Distinctive smell – rats leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards, in loft spaces, garages, sheds or under decking.
- Damage – rats have teeth that grow continuously and gnaw on wood, plastic and even mild steel to keep them trim. Rats can even cause fires by chewing through cables and wiring.
- Ripped food packaging – rats will tear open all types of packaging to find food which may leave teeth marks.
- Nests – rats build nests in warm, hidden places using shredded material such as newspaper, plastic and fabrics. Nests will often contain young rats.
- Burrows – In the gardens, rats will dig burrows especially in compost heaps or under sheds. They will also build nests under garden decking.
Why do you need to get rid of rats/mice?
Rats pose a significant health risk to humans and our pets. Common diseases carried by rats include Salmonella, Weil’s disease, E.coli, Cryptosporidiosis and Tuberculosis.
Rats also carry fleas, mites and ticks and can cause acute allergic reactions.
How to create a first defence against rats and mice?
The first defence against a rat infestation is to proof your home. Young rats can get through holes of less than 1cm, so it is important to seal any holes and fit bristle strip around doors.
It is important not to attract rats with food – store food in strong airtight plastic or metal containers and regularly clean under cookers and fridges.
In the garden, ensure household refuse is kept in closed bins, do not put meat into compost heaps and use squirrel-proof bird feeders, clearing up any food that is spilt. If you have pets in the garden, ensure food bowls are removed after feeding.
Rats can also come up from sewers through broken pipes – it is important to ensure that all pipe-work is kept in good order.
Why DIY Products?
DIY products are cost effective and work well against rats and mice, please look at our entire range of traps and repellers to ensure you keep your family safe all year round.