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20/04/2017

CARIBBEAN RATS CONTROLLED


Puerto Rican rat investigating a Goodnature A24 rat trap.

HJR Reefscaping used Goodnature A24 traps to successfully eradicate rats from Maria Langa Cay, Puerto Rico. This is the first time in the Caribbean rats have been eliminated without using poison. Maria Langa Cay’s native inhabitants including leatherback sea turtles and mangrove birds can now thrive in their rat-free environment. After implementing rat control using Goodnature A24 self-resetting multi-kill traps for rats, Jose Vargas and Hector Ruiz (HJR Reefscaping) informed us in July 2015 they monitored 0% rat activity for the first time on Maria Langa Cay, near Puerto Rico. HJR Reefscaping required a toxin-free rat control system that would not impact the rest of the island’s delicate ecosystem and turned to Goodnature in New Zealand for a solution. “This is the first time in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean that a system has been used that eliminates a rat population without using poison” says Torres, who supervised the project. Maria Langa Cay’s native inhabitants including leatherback sea turtles, mangrove birds and manatees can now thrive in their rat-free environment. HJR Reefscaping are preparing to use the same method on other islands where rat populations are out of control.


We care about our native wildlife, please be considerate of hedgehogs and other native species when using traps. Dismiss