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Goodnature A18 Grey Squirrel Trap – Available in Summer/Autumn 2018

Goodnature Grey Squirrel Trap - Passed!

Goodnature Grey Squirrel Trap – Available in Summer/Autumn 2018!


Great news! The Goodnature A18 Grey Squirrel Trap has passed the standards required to be approved for sale and use under a Spring Traps Approval Order (STAO). The trap will be approved in England to catch grey squirrels and rats. The price will be roughly the same as our A24, slightly more due to the machined aluminium components.

Mice will also be added to the A24 approved target species list at the same time and we are hoping to add the Glis Glis to the approved target species list for both the A24 and the A18 in the near future.


So what next? 

Defra are currently in the process of drafting the next Spring Trap Approval (England) Order. It is currently anticipated that this will come into force this Autumn.

Implementation of the Agreement on International Humane Standards (AIHTS) will see all approved spring traps which do not meet the AIHTS standards for stoat, losing their approval to trap stoats;

At the moment, only the new Tully stoat trap, Goodnature A24 Rat and Stoat trap and DOC spring traps are known to meet the AIHTS standards for stoat, although other traps may pass the standards in due course.  Implementation is currently anticipated to come in to effect on the 1st of January 2019, although implementation is to be the subject of a public consultation exercise, due to be launched shortly and this may change. Testing has shown that conventional run-through spring traps will usually need a tunnel and baffles to guide and  reduce the speed of the stoat traveling through the trap.

Please feel free to drop us a message setting out the anticipated number of traps you will require once the trap is approved and available for sale, together with your contact details.

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