Modifications for the Victor Easy-Set Rat Trap were designed and tested by Landcare Research to further improve the effectiveness and humane performance of these traps for killing rats and stoats in New Zealand. By replacing the treadle plate with a pull trigger and adding a plastic shroud to direct and align the approach by animals to the front of the trap, these modified traps passed National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) requirements in New Zealand. From these results, published here, Pest Control Research began manufacturing these modifications to easily fit and use on Victor Easy-Set Rat Traps.
These tough plastic injection moulded modifications comprise of three components 1) base plate 2) shroud and 3) pull trigger. Modifying a trap is easy and only takes a few minutes without the need for tools. After removing the treadle plate, the pull trigger simply clips into place. The base plate is then clicked into place over the front of the trap and the shroud is attached to the plate. The hinged shroud allows easy access to the trigger for baiting. Trap sold separately.
In the UK these traps can only be used for trapping rats.