The PERDIX rat trapping tunnel has been design to improve trapping efficiency and humaneness and also prevent non-target captures. Using a unique combination of wire mesh baffles, a pre-baiting system and two powerful KORO rodent traps, our rat trapping tunnel is ideal for controlling rats in any environment without the use of poisons.
The central area of the tunnel is designed to be used as a bait dispenser to allow pre-baiting prior to settings the traps. Once rats are taking the bait, the two KORO rodent traps can be placed in the tunnel to quickly catch the visiting animals. By pre-baiting and then being able to set two traps in the same set, the PERDIX rat trapping tunnel can vastly improve trapping efficiency. The baiting compartment is created by using two UV stable shatter-resistant clear plastic inserts. The bait is dispensed through gaps created at the bottom of the plastic by using stainless steel rod inserts (spacers). Each tunnel is supplied with two different sized spacers to create either a 5mm or 10mm gap. The 5mm spacers should be used when baiting with small grains (e.g. wheat) while the 10mm spacers are designed to dispense larger sized baits such as maize. When trapping, we recommend that the spacers are removed so that the bait is not accessible by small non-targets such as mice. This will ensure the tunnel is always ‘baited’.
To prevent non-target animals captures, each trapping tunnel is equipped with galvanised wire mesh guards at each end. These can, however, be removed for cleaning or when pre-baiting. The tunnels also have an internal baffle in front of each trap to ensure rats are positioned correctly when stuck by the trap and therefore killed humanely.
The PERDIX rat trapping tunnel is constructed from high quality plywood treated with a spirit based wood preservative to ensure long life in the field. A double hinged lid allows for quick and easy access to the bait compartment and traps. The lid is securely closed using a strong hasp and carbine hook. For additional security, a padlock (not supplied) could be used.
All PERDIX rat trapping tunnels come with the following:
- Two UV stable, shatter-resistant plastic inserts
- Two 5mm and two 10mm spacing rods
- Four galvanised wire mesh inserts
- Two powerful KORO rodent traps
- One carbine hook