Automatic trap points to the future of pest control
The Henry automatic trap has the ability to remove multiple possums with out intervention. It could be the future of trapping of pests for a lower cost and without the use of toxins. The trap is still in testing but is nearing a production version.
Field observation video of Henry automatic possum trap in Sunny Grove. Result was five dispatched possums after the seven nights. The automatic trap was baited with Ferafeed smooth in a tube on the biter with no pre-feed or blaze on the tree. Four large scale trials are planned to be established in April 2011 examining the effect of automatic possum traps on pest populations over time. for more information see http://www.goodnature.co.nz/