DOC 250 trap for ferrets, stoats, rats and hedgehogs (incl. shipping)
Buy a humane, NZ designed predator trap that comes complete with a custom made wooden tunnel box.
This price include GST and shipping throughout NZ (for both urban and rural addresses).
These traps are used primarily to trap ferrets but they will also effectively and humanely kill stoats, rats and hedgehogs.
Note: DOC250s have a very powerful trap mechanism. Make sure you have attended a training course and read the safety instructions.
- Serve up some meat (e.g. rabbit, hare, beef, possum), Eraze, salted rabbit and/ or fish. Fresh hen eggs can also be used if stoats are being targeted.
- Lures should be changed regularly (exactly when and how often will depend on where the traps are) and disposed of away from the trap.
- If you are using this in your backyard, place it somewhere easy to access.
- If you are in the bush or on farmland, place the trap along ridges, tracks, roads, farm buildings, and creeks/rivers – basically, anywhere that’s easy to reach.
- Set them on lines about 1km apart with a trap every 100m (1km by 100m).
- Put a number on each trap and keep track of how many you’ve set, when and where.
When should I check my trap?
- Traps should be left out permanently.
- Checks will depend on the season (ferrets are easier to trap in late summer and autumn) and how long your bait/lure takes to rot.
- DOC250s have a very powerful trap mechanism. Be very careful when using these traps.
- Make sure the lid is screwed down at all times so that children can’t access the trap.
- When you change the bait make sure you use a safety clip or ‘unset’ the trap.
Maintenance of traps
- Traps should be regularly cleaned with a wire brush — this removes mould, fur etc.
- Un-sprung traps should be set off at 4-6 weekly intervals.
- Traps should be regularly maintained, including checking for worn pivots and weakened springs.