Photo Credit: Owl Rescue Centre

The Owl Rescue Centre has released a new humane rodent trap, tweaking and bettering their 2019 design and using recycled plastic to make the newer units.


Hartbeespoort, South Africa (13 May 2021) – Everybody gets freaked out when big creepy rats are found in their homes. Most people turn to poison to get rid of the problem, but this can be detrimental to owl populations. Poisoned rats cause deaths within owl populations, as well as other birds of prey and even your household pets!

The Owl Rescue Centre came up with a solution back in 2019 to benefit both the people affected by rats and their rescued owls. They created a unique rat trap that humanely traps the rodents, which are then used to feed the recovering owls.

The traps were equipped with water and food so the rats could live in the traps while they awaited collection. The organisation has since tweaked their original design, coming up with a new unit that works more effectively.

“Our brand new rat trap was launched today. We call it the “Rodent catching dynamo 3000” and in a recent survey conducted among rodents, it revealed that 99% of them would choose this trap over any others if they had to be caught.

Our traps are all made from recycled plastic that we granulate and extrude into these planks at the Centre.”

We think this is such a smart way to not only manage rat populations but to also care for the environment and the owls at their centre. The organisation has been collecting plastic for years and converting it into owl boxes, bat hotels and so much for, now these new humane rat traps are just another way for people to give back to nature.

To find out more about the traps, take a look at the Owl Rescue Centre’s Facebook Page here.

Sources: Facebook
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