Are gin traps legal in NZ?

The sale and use of leg-hold (gin) traps and glueboard traps for trapping animals is restricted in New Zealand under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. The Act also requires capture traps to be checked daily and places requirements on the treatment and killing of trapped animals.

How do you get rid of possums NZ?

There are two methods of controlling possums; toxic baits and traps. For each method there are many different products. Licensed possum control contractors often use a combination of methods from aerially applied baits laced with the controversial toxin 1080 to lines of cyanide baits and leg hold traps.

Where do you get possum traps?

Where to get a licence and a trap. Possums are protected in NSW and catching possums without a licence is illegal in NSW. Licences to trap possums on your property are issued free of charge from your local NPWS office. Traps are available for hire from some wildlife rescue services or pest control companies.

What smell do possums hate?

To keep raccoons, possums, skunks, or other critters out of your garbage, regularly spray the side of your cans with a mixture of half ammonia, and half water. They hate the smell (as we all do) and will stay away.

What is possums favorite food?

What is a possum’s favorite food? Possums like to munch on vegetables and fruits. They like sweet things but should not eat them in excess. They eat almost anything.

What is the best bait for possum traps?

Although they aren’t particularly finicky eaters, the best possum bait is fish or apples. Baiting opossum traps with canned pet food also works well. While there are differences of opinion as to the best bait for opossums, all professional trappers agree, the smellier the better.

Is it illegal to sell gin traps?

It is illegal to use a gin trap or to possess it for an unlawful purpose.

What to do if there is a possum in your yard?

Leave the opossum alone and enjoy watching wildlife in your own backyard. However, if the opossum is injured or an orphan (less than 7 inches from nose to rump) then contact the Opossum Society of the United States, a local wildlife rehabilitator, a veterinarian, or your local animal shelter for help.

What is poisonous to possums?

Most opossum poisons are pretty much rat poison, or people choose to use rat poison in order to exterminate the opossum. The only problem with this is that you can often cause damage to other animals and children in the process.

What food will attract possums?

Is there a possum kill trap in New Zealand?

An easy to use possum kill trap. The Timms traps has been available for at least 30 years as a possum kill trap and has become a household name in New Zealand. The trap is a yellow plastic box with a hole in the front that the possum puts its head into to access the bait.

Are there any traps for rats in New Zealand?

In New Zealand rats, mice, stoats and possums are introduced species which cause havoc with our native species. Through finding new ways to solve this problem we’ve created traps which are automatic, non-toxic and deliver a quick kill, which is kinder for the pest.

Are there any predator traps in New Zealand?

Together we can make New Zealand predator free with National Traps. The BT250 is a faithful replica of the proven DOC250 Kill Trap. BT250 Ferret and Stoat Trap with full stainless steel construction to deliver years of trouble-free use in the most demanding conditions.

Why do you need accreditation for a possum trap?

Accreditation relates to how possum traps are laid and set so they can be used as part of an Residual Trap Catch (RTC) calculation. The RTC is used to determine the efficacy of a possum control programme and the humane treatment of trapped possums is also covered.