How does a Goodnature trap work?
Our traps are a little different from other pest traps, as they use CO₂ gas which allows the trap to automatically reset.
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It all starts with a sniff
One of the most critical steps in the entire trapping process is providing a paste which your target animal loves the smell of. If the paste inside your trap doesn't smell fresh you won't drum up any interest (no matter how good the trap is!).
We’ve developed a specialised long-life paste, which when used in our Automatic Paste Pump can be consistently dispersed over a period of six months. Because it’s constantly pushing out the fresh paste, it means the trap always smells good to your target pest.
The live trap
The design of the Goodnature trap was a long process, and many years of research and development was undertaken to get it where it is today. The addition of CO₂ gas was one of the largest breakthroughs the team had on that journey.
Co-founder Craig, was mountain biking with his daughter when he discovered he had a flat tire. He asked around for a pump, and while no one could offer a pump, a fellow rider gave Craig a small gas canister, full of CO₂. With one swift action, the tube was full and the pressure was high - it sparked an idea.
When the canister is screwed into a Goodnature trap, the gas from within fills a chamber inside the trap, creating immense pressure. This is what gives the striker it’s bang! When the trigger is released, so too is the pressure, and it fires the striker, activating the trap.
Once the trap has fired, the valve which has just released the gas shuts off and closes. The gas will refill and again the pressure will build, making your trap ready for the next time it goes off.