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We recommend the following three types of traps for backyard and bush trapping. If you’re in the bush, you’ll need more traps and different placements – see how to trap rats in the bush and also download our print-friendly guide (PDF, 255KB) on how to trap rats at home and in the bush.
1. The Victor Professional rat trap in a tunnel
This is an affordable and effective trap that is great for any backyard. The trap sits in a long wooden box, so it’s safe for children and pets. You can purchase a Victor Professional rat trap and tunnel from our shop. Learn how to use a Victor Professional rat trap (includes video).
2. Goodnature Traps
3. The T-Rex rat trap
The T-Rex rat trap is an affordable and easy to use trap that is great for any backyard. The trap sits in a long wooden box, so it’s safe for children and pets. These are also available from our online shop and you can learn how to use the T-Rex here.
We recommend using either of these traps:
1. Flipping Timmy
The new Flipping Timmy possum trap is based on the Timms trap. It is mounted vertically (removing the need to bend over) which ensures a clean catch area. See our tips on setting up the Flipping Timmy.
The Flipping Timmy is available from our shop.
Use this sweet flour paste recipe as a lure to attract possums to your bait stations or traps.
Try this sweet flour paste recipe as a lure to attract possums to your bait stations or traps.
We recommend using one or more of these traps:
- DOC 150 or DOC 200 (you can buy one from our and see our tips on how to set up the DOC 150/200)
- Goodnature Traps
Download our print-friendly (A4) quick trapping guide for stoats (PDF, 136KB).