You’re catching a lot of rats. Is this a good thing or not? Maybe you are an expert rat catcher with some innate sense of where rats will be and how to attract them into a trap. Or perhaps there are just heaps of rats around.
Not being that keen on guessing games, we’d rather know. We encourage everyone to record their catches but we also want to know what is still out there. Killing 100 rats is not a huge benefit if there are still 10,000 out there.
Chew Cards If you want to see what you’ve got first, peg out some chew cards. Not only do you see what’s there, you can also get an idea of which parts of your property are more likely to be an effective place to put your trap.
Wax tags If you think you’ve got possums, try wax tags pegged to a tree.
Tracking tunnels For more extensive scientific monitoring we use tracking tunnels. Urban Ark has a couple of sets of tracking tunnels which we loan out to our community groups. If you want to borrow a set, just let us know.