Rat traps are a very traditional and popular method of rat control. Rat traps vary in shape and size as well as their method of capture. They range from the traditional wooden snap traps, to humane live single catch traps. Rat traps can be used in conjunction with other forms of rat control such as baiting and need to be checked regularly for caught rats.
The use of rat traps can be preferred over the use of chemical control methods, such as poisons, for a variety of reasons including; for rat control in premises where inaccessible dead rats cannot be tolerated, for rat control in premises where chemical pesticides are not tolerated, for cleaning up remaining 'bait shy' rats after a baiting program, trapped rats can be easily disposed of once trapped, no risk of non-target animals such as cats, dogs, possums eating rat poisons, rat traps are simple to bait and set in one motion