Installing your A24 Rat & Mouse Trap

 

The Goodnature A24 trap is simple to install. This video walks you through each step to set you up for trapping success. So your trap stays constantly attractive to pests, remember to refresh your lure every six months.

1. Install your detector cards

To find the best location for your trap, use Detector Cards, leaving them in place for three nights. Install your trap where rodents have interacted with the cards.

2. Separate the trap mount from the trap body

Using your forefinger and thumb, press the Black Tabs inwards and ease the orange Trap Mount along and off the Trap Body.

3. Attach the trap mount

Using a screwdriver, screw in the orange Trap Mount 12cm (about a hand width) above the ground onto a straight tree or post. Do not overtighten the screws.

4. Click the trap body to the trap mount

Tilt the Trap Body backwards slightly and lower it onto the top locking tab of the Trap Mount. As you press downwards the Trap Body will be guided in toward the Trap Mount and lock in with a click.

5. If attaching to a trap stand

Guide the top slot at the rear of the A24 onto the upper central locking tab of the stand. Once these are coupled, gently ease the trap into the stand and it will click into the lower locking tab. It is easiest done when you don’t force it. The trap is mounted correctly when there is no gap between the A24 and stand.

6. A24  Trap Stand

Secure the A24 to the stand by closing the orange Stand Lock. You will hear a ‘click’ when it is in place. Place your trap stand on a flat surface or ground. There are two peg holes at either end of the stand that you can use to keep the trap upright when situating it on an uneven surface.

7. Power up your trap

Remove the black cap from the gas canister. Be careful to keep the screw thread clean and free of debris. Screw the canister firmly into the trap. Hand tighten only.

 

8. Attach the digital strike counter

If you purchased a Counter with your A24, slightly wet the inside of the rubber strap for lubrication and rotate the Counter anti-clockwise as you ease it up the canister. The Counter display must face directly away from the trap.

9. Zero the counter

Zero the Counter by pressing the button and holding it down until the display shows ‘00’. The Counter goes to sleep a few seconds after the button is released. 

10. Test-fire your trap

To test fire the trap, reach a pen or twig down through the top of the trap and push the Trigger gently to the side. The Striker will fire with a bang and then retract. Always keep your hands clear of trap entrances and always treat the trap as live. 

11. Activate the automatic lure pump

Remove the 10c coin from the top of the Automatic Lure Pump (ALP) just before you put it into the Shroud Cap. This activates the technology which will dispense lure for 6 months. It is vital you remove the coin or the ALP will not activate.

12. Nest the ALP into the shroud cap

With the ALP activated, gently squeeze and shape the ALP into the Shroud Cap. It will be a tight fit. Push the ALP into the Shroud Cap until its skirted edge sits aligned with the edge of the Shroud Cap rim. It will then easily screw into the Lure Cradle.

13. Remove the ALP screw cap

Now remove the ALP Screw Cap. A small amount of lure may be forced out, that’s fine – there’s still enough lure for 6 months. Wipe this excess lure below the entrance to your trap to start attracting pests.

14. Screw & secure the shroud cap & ALP

Place the Shroud Cap with the ALP into the Lure Cradle and screw into the internal thread with a few turns. Once the ALP is screwed into the Lure Cradle, secure the Shroud Cap onto the trap by pushing down and clicking into place with another turn. The ALP is now set and active!

15. Replace the gas & lure every six months

Your ALP will last for 6 months. Make a note of when you’ll need to replace your lure. This keeps your lure fresh and attractive to pests. It’s a good idea to replace your gas canister at the same time, so your trap is powered and ready for action. 

16. Checking the counter

To check the tally on the Counter, quickly press and release the button. The display will show the number killed. Pressing and holding the button down zeroes the Counter.

Happy trapping.