Pestrol Possum Traps

13 customer reviews


Effective way to humanely catch Possums/Wild Cats is here!

  • Tough Build for durability and to ensure both your safety and that of the trapped animal.
  • The device is easy to assemble and use. Just follow the simple instructions and tips provided and voila, you are good to go!

The Pestrol Live Animal Trap is equipped to catch a range of animals including:

  • Possums
  • Wild Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Rats
  • Stoats
  • Ferrets

In stock (can be backordered)

Features of the Live Animal Trap by Pestrol:

  • All animal cages are built to super tough, professional standards
  • Simple to bait.
  • Easy to assemble – No additional tools required.
  • Strong mesh surrounds the bait area to ensure possum/cat enters the trap first and then gets the food
  • The handle at the top of the trap is shielded so that you can conveniently take the possum back into the wild.
  • The trap is made from durable galvanized wire with a matte finish for extra strength and corrosion resistance

Assembling the Live Animal Trap:

Instructions to assemble the Pestrol Live Animal Trap.

The trap arrives folded flat, using the below instructions it can be easily folded into position and ready to use.

  • Cable ties need to be cut so that possum trap can be expanded open.
  • On holding the possum trap by the top handle, slowly pull up the trap allowing it to fall in place. Make sure both doors on either side are pushed down.
  • Pull down the two sets of ‘U’ shaped support arms and fix them into the fixing clips located on each side of the trap. If you find the support arms do not stay firmly in the fixing clips, use your fingers or pliers to squeeze the fixing clips closed to secure the support arms.
  • The traps should now be ready to connect the trap floor to the footplate.
  • The curled bottom end of the Trip Plate Rod should be connected to the Trip Plate.

Tips and tricks:

  • Place the trap on a flat even surface. If possible place the trap against a wall or building or in a path commonly used by the animal.
  • The trap can be baited by opening the rear door and placing food about 2-3cm from the rear door. Do not place bait on the trip plate. Place the bait in a position that will force the animal to step on the Trip Plate.
  • It is often beneficial to camouflage the trap with materials normally found in the trapping area such as vegetation, sackcloth, boxes etc. If camouflaging/hiding the trap ensure materials do not interfere with the operation of the trap parts.
  • Check the trap regularly to ensure trapped animals are in good condition.
  • Choosing bait: Possums eat a variety of different food such as rodents, insects, worms, etc, however, they also like canned pet food, apples, bananas, and even bread are our recommendations for the best possum bait. So, go for anything you have in your kitchen pantry and you will certainly get great results.
Weight 6 kg

13 reviews for Pestrol Possum Traps

  1. Bob (verified owner)

    Ordered Monday…arrived Wellington, rural, 10 am Tuesday !! Fantastic.

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  2. Lyndsay (verified owner)

    Easy to order pricing reasonable and delivery super quick. Followed the online instructions and had the trap together in no time. Thank you for the great service.

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  3. David (verified owner)

    It was better quality than I expected very well made . Very easy to set it’s bomb proof and fast delivery I’m 100% happy . David

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  4. jim (verified owner)

    All good, thankyou

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  5. Anonymous (verified owner)

    No doubt just as said quality is absolutely good

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  6. Pete (verified owner)

    The goods turned up nice and quickly , which was great considering the difficulties with couriers during the covid lock down.

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  7. Cameron Boxall (verified owner)

    My main concern with this trap is how quickly it was rust as I don’t think it’s a high quality galvanising. Fine for the price. Too soon to comment on that and I sprayed mine with fish oil (smelly & sticky) to hopefully give it a longer life in the weather. The back door design could have been easier to open and close but it’s acceptable. The sensitivity of the plate is adjustable and it works well in testing. Not much height for very cats/possums, but I’m sure some will go in. Gaps in the bars would be too wide for most rats. Spring loaded door seems to work well. No catches yet, but that is not the trap’s fault.

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  8. Kiri-Ann (verified owner)

    Delivery a lot quicker than expected so the whole purchase was fast and simple, product exactly what was shown and expected. No complaints here at all. Thanks.

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  9. Tom W. (verified owner)

    Great trap as described.

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  10. Cameron (verified owner)

    So, the trap seems of good quality and functions well with good adjustability. The back door could have a better locking system and the instructions don’t even say exactly how that should work. Easy enough to find a way that suits. Not ideal for cats and larger animals that don’t like to squeeze into tighter spaces. Bumping the door could also potentially release it prematurely. Once closed, the spring loaded door is very secure as long as there is no debri obstructing the door when it closes. Most rats cannot escape through the gaps unless they are tiny. I own 2 of these cages now. Very efficient order and delivery process.

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  11. Phil Alley (verified owner)

    Works well

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  12. Ngaire (verified owner)

    Prompt delivery and good product

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  13. Phil S. (verified owner)

    Good value, prompt delivery !
    Definitely needs attention to manufacturing assembly, folded tabs protruding, causes injury to animal.
    I have crimped these.

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  14. Stephen (verified owner)

    Actually, bought the trap to catch rabbits and relocate them because my wife didn’t want them shot. But it’s not working, so it’s likely to be plan ‘B’ and you know what that means!!

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  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Two rabbits still evading us … forever hopeful!

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  17. Michael Connelly (verified owner)

    Not received

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