Understanding if the trap might be faulty

Sometimes if you're not seeing bodies, you wonder whether your trap is working at all! If it's outdoors, this is usually because of scavenging, but it’s important to check that your trap is working as it should be first. 

If you haven’t already, test fire your trap.

For instructions on how to test fire your trap if you have a Smart Cap, take a look at this article.  If your cap is not a Smart Cap, follow the step by step guide below:

Step one

Remove the black cap from the top of the trap by unscrewing it anticlockwise.

Step two

Looking down inside the trap, use a pen or small stick to push the silver trigger to one side. Keep your fingers well clear at all times and be prepared to hear a bit of a bang. The striker inside the trap is powerful enough to kill a pest so it would be very painful if any part of you got in its way! 

Step three

If there is still gas in the trap, the striker will fire. If your trap isn’t firing, you may just need a new gas canister. Replace the gas canister and test fire again. If the trap isn’t working, even with a new canister, please get in touch so we can help. You can reach us on 0800 628 874 or send us an email hello@goodnature.co.nz

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