£19.50 inc. VAT
82 in stock
Professional quality rat trap enclosed within a tamper-resistant and lockable box station for controlling rats within external environments and other sensitive locations such as trapping around children and pets. The Roshield trap box allows for the control of rats without the use of rodenticides.
Every box kit includes our professional sourced quality rat trap which is extremely reliable and sensitive. The welded kill bar and powerful spring result in a quick and clean kill and can be considered superior to some other traps on the market.
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Every box kit includes:
Included within the kit is our popular tamper-resistant box station which is lockable to prevent unauthorised tamper by children and non-target animals. It is a durable, heavy-duty box specifically designed to be used by professional operators. Our station has been manufactured in the UK, and we source all our materials from recycled plastics, mainly from old car dashboards and bumpers.
The included trap fits securely in the central chamber of the box (see photos above), and if required, you can install a cable tie to the setting bar of the trap which can then be used to set the trap and monitor the status without opening the lid.
No bait is included within this listing. We recommend using our Roshield trap bait lure, chocolate spread, peanut butter or other sticky non-solid food. For best results bait should be placed within the baiting cup of the trap, smeared on the treadle plate and small quantities based at the entrance the box and on any nearby rat runs.
Please see the above information as to the contents included within this kit listing. Not all our kits include rodenticide or traps.
Before undertaking any rodenticide or trap control, it is important to carry out a risk assessment to highlight any hazards that may be an issue throughout the control period. Take particular note of any pets or non-target access that may be active within the area of control. When required, please take all necessary steps to prevent access, including the relocation of the box to a better location, tethering the box to a fixed item or covering it with heavy materials to limited access.
Boxes should be installed as close as possible to the rodents main food source or habitation area; however, boxes should not be placed directly in the open away from buildings. The ideal location would be against walls or sheds adjacent to their main environment. If baiting around chickens, keep the boxes to the external part of the fencing.
Several boxes may be required to control an infestation, and they should be placed in spread-out locations depending on the size and location of the activity. For best practice, place some boxes near the feed sites, and others close the habitation area.
To successfully control rodents, it is critically important that their main food source is identified and controlled. For example, if they are around a bird feeder, stop feeding the birds. If you have chickens add hoppers to control spillage.
For wheat, insert 1 packet of wheat into the bait station, either via piercing the bag and placing it onto the enclosed bait rod or, if you prefer to use the box’s lid to clamp the bag down once closed. We recommend 1 x 150g sachet per box. Check to make sure that the rodenticide is clearly fixed within the box before closing the lid.
For blocks or pasta sachets, we recommend placing several units by threading them directly onto the provided bait rod, within the range of 150g-200g would be adequate. Close the lid making sure that the contents and secure and won’t escape.
Rodents can take a while to accept box stations, so we recommend 3-4 days before initially checking the box and then every 2-4 days, depending on the consumption of the bait. It is important to continue baiting until no further activity is observed.
Installing the trap is straightforward, and we recommend reading our instructions fully or watching one of our guidance videos. The trap should be baited with a sticky substance such as our attractant bait, peanut butter or chocolate spread. Bait the central trap cup, trigger flap and external locations around the box as this will help with trap acceptance. Set the trap with caution, making sure that no fingers are within the kill zone.
Rodents can take a while to accept the box station and the trap inside, so we recommend 3-4 days before initially checking the box and then every day subject to success. It is not advisable to leave a dead rodent within the trap to decay as this can leave negative signs to other rats.
Continue to observe the trap until no further activity is observed. Also, make sure that the bait remains inside the trap as it can be prone to smaller animals such as slugs and mice that can remove the bait without setting off the trigger. Salt at the base of the trap will help prevent this.
Controlling brown rats and house mice using traps can be difficult and requires some understanding of the infestation, including why they are there, what they are feeding on and where they are active. Placement of traps without considering these factors will result in a low capture rate, avoidance of the trap and the most likely continuation of the problem.
Identifying and isolating their food is key for fast capture; otherwise, you will be competing against a more reliable and safer ‘trusted’ source. Rats are generally straightforward as they require approx. 50g per day, so they generally nest as close as possible to the feeding area, i.e. chickens. Mice can be more tricky as they only require 3g-5g of smaller food sources such as crumbs under the toaster. Again, identifying and removing the food source is key to sway them towards the traps.
Rodents do not like being open spaces and become incredible cautious of new items they find; for this reason, we do not recommend placing traps in areas that they feel vulnerable such as behind a sofa or in the hallway. Instead, place traps in voids away from human habitation such as under floorboards, kitchen cupboard plinths, airing cupboards, and attic spaces for best results.
Placement of active traps should never be undertaken in open areas that have non-target animals or children active. If necessary, use a trap box to limit access.
We recommend using a sticky bait lure for the traps, as this is less likely to be removed easily. You can use our Roshield trap bait, peanut butter or chocolate spread. We recommend placing the lure in the bait cup, trigger plate, and the proximity of the traps on pipework, as this gives rodents the initial taste and encouragement of seeking out the source.
Rodent traps are straightforward to set, and we include instructions within the kit on how to set the trap. We have also have created some visual videos to help if required; we can send you the link if required.
Placement of several traps in different locations should be undertaken, especially for larger infestation, as this will increase the likelihood of capture. However, we do not recommend placing all the traps together as this can confuse rodents and delay the success of the treatment.
Throughout the treatment, you should monitor the traps and bait lure inside and top up as necessary. When a body is within the trap, it should be removed as soon as possible and should not decay. Bodies can be double bagged, zip-tied and placed in the general waste.
Rodent snap traps can be dangerous if in the wrong hands. Therefore, we recommend that the user warns others who may come into contact with the traps that they are undertaking a rodent treatment. In addition, traps with active triggers should only be placed in environments away from humans and non-target animals.
Using a safety box specifically designed for holding snap traps is recommended, especially if using within open areas or where the risk of non-target animals is present.
Do not touch or place hands within the kill zone once set.
Wear gloves when handling traps, bodies or contaminated surfaces.