FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What species is the Predix Spring Trap legal for?
The PERDIX Spring Trap is legal for trapping stoats (currently excluding Wales), weasels, rats and grey squirrels.
Where in the UK can I legally use the Perdix Spring Trap?
The Perdix Spring Trap can currently be used in England, Scotland and Wales.
Can it be used in a run-through tunnel?
Yes. The PERDIX Spring Trap has been passed for use in run-through tunnels 'suitable for the purpose'. No additional internal baffles are required.
What does it look like?
The PERDIX Spring Trap consists of three primary components 1) an external structure with integrated baffles (Trap Body), 2) a trigger mechanism that can be activated via one of two actions (Trigger) and 3) an arrangement of six high-strength impact bars (Strike bar). The opening within the baffles is 65mm x 65mm.
What size is it?
The external body of the PERDIX Spring Trap is 130 mm long, 138 mm wide and 140 mm high. The trap has been designed so that no moving parts are required to move outside of the body dimensions when activated.
How is it set?
The strike bar is pulled back, with or without the setting tool that is available, until the automatic safety catch is engaged. The trap is then set by 'cocking' it when ready. The safety catch can then be removed before or after the trap is placed in a tunnel.
Do I need to screw the trap to a board?
No. Screw holes are present if required.
How is it activated?
The PERDIX Spring Trap is activated by an animal either standing on the treadle plate that extends along the whole length of the trap or applying downward pressure on the internal vertical trigger.
Is there a discount for large orders?
If you require large quantities of the PERDIX Spring Trap, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you with a quotation shortly.
LEGAL REFERENCES (click on links for further details):
The Spring Traps Approval (Variation) (England) Order 2021
The Spring Traps Approval (Scotland) Amendment Order 2020
The Spring Traps Approval (Variation) (Wales) Order 2021
General Licences (click on links for further details)
The Perdix Spring Trap is listed as a permitted trap on the general licences issued in England and Scotland that allow
stoats to be trapped. We are currently awaiting the general licence in Wales to be updated and so at present stoats cannot be caught using the Perdix Spring Trap.
GL38 – Licence to trap stoats to conserve wild birds.
GL39 – Licence to trap stoats to prevent serious damage to livestock.
GL14/2021 – To use certain traps to kill stoats for the conservation of wild birds or for prevention of serious damage to