Welcome to today’s episode of the Living The Wildlife With Stephen Vantassel, wildlife control professionals! Are you looking for an ethical and humane way to manage wild animal populations? Look no further than the Goodnature A18 trap. This innovative trap is designed to be highly effective while minimizing animal suffering, making it a valuable tool in any wildlife control strategy.
Chapter 1: Introducing the Humane A18 Trap
The world of pest control is constantly evolving, and the Goodnature A18 trap is the latest addition to the arsenal of pest control professionals. Stephen Van Tassel, the host of Living the Wildlife podcast, recently reviewed the A18 trap and shared his thoughts on the product.
The Goodnature A18 trap is a larger version of the popular A24 trap, which is designed to catch rats and smaller rodents. However, the A18 trap is specifically designed to catch squirrels, which can be a little larger than rats. Although Van Tassel hasn’t had a chance to try out the A18 trap, he is excited about the technology and the possibilities it presents.
The A18 trap is a bit pricey, but it comes with impressive technology that makes it stand out from other traps. The trap’s packaging has clear labeling on both sides, which makes it easy to identify. The quick guide included in the box is a helpful resource, especially for those who are new to the product.
Van Tassel cautions that not all states allow the use of such traps, and pest control professionals should make sure to check their local regulations before using them. As with any trap, it’s important to handle it carefully and ensure that it is used correctly.
Chapter 2: The Importance of Wildlife Control
The Goodnature A18 trap is a useful tool for wildlife control professionals, but why is wildlife control so important? Van Tassel addresses this topic in his podcast and shares some insights into why wildlife control is essential.
Wildlife control is necessary because wild animals can cause significant damage to property and pose a threat to human health and safety. Animals such as raccoons, skunks, and bats can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans. In addition, animals like squirrels and beavers can cause damage to buildings, landscaping, and other property.
Pest control professionals have a responsibility to manage wildlife populations in a humane and ethical way. This means using traps and other methods that don’t cause unnecessary harm to animals. The Goodnature A18 trap is a good example of a trap that is designed to be effective while minimizing harm to animals.
Van Tassel emphasizes that wildlife control is not just about removing animals from a property. It’s also about understanding the animals’ behavior and biology to prevent them from returning. Wildlife control professionals must be knowledgeable about the animals they are dealing with and understand the best methods for managing them.
Chapter 3: Collaboration in the Pest Control Industry
The pest control industry is constantly evolving, and collaboration is essential for staying up-to-date with the latest technology and techniques. In his podcast, Van Tassel talks about the importance of collaboration and shares some tips for professionals who want to network and collaborate with others in the industry.
One way to collaborate with others in the pest control industry is to attend industry events and conferences. These events provide an opportunity to learn about new products and techniques, as well as meet and network with other professionals.
Another way to collaborate is to join industry groups and organizations. These groups provide a forum for pest control professionals to share information, ask questions, and collaborate on projects. The pesky podcast family is one such group that Van Tassel mentions in his podcast.
Finally, Van Tassel emphasizes the importance of social media in the pest control industry. Platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn provide a way for professionals to connect with each other and share information. By participating in online discussions and groups, professionals can expand their knowledge and network with others in the industry.
Chapter 4: Setting up the Goodnature A18
The Goodnature A18 is a powerful tool that can be used to control the population of animals such as squirrels and rats. If you’re planning to set up this device, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to ensure its effective operation.
First, you need to find a suitable location for the A18. This device can be screwed to a tree, wall, or post, so you have the flexibility to choose a location that’s most convenient for you. If you’re attaching the device to a tree, it’s recommended to use a stick and lash it to the tree to avoid damaging the tree’s bark.
Once you’ve found the right location, you can pinch the device’s cover and take it off. After that, you can screw the device onto the tree, post, or wall. It’s crucial to ensure that the device is securely anchored to avoid any accidents. If you’re using the device to control squirrels, it’s recommended to set it up about four to five inches off the ground to allow the squirrels to stand and get their heads inside the device.
If you’re using the device to control rats, it’s recommended to place it at the rats’ entry point to increase the chances of capturing them. Once the device is set up, you can place it on its anchor point and ensure that it’s stable and secure.
Chapter 5: Preparing the Device for Use
Before using the Goodnature A18, you need to prepare it to ensure that it’s working correctly. The first thing you need to do is to check the device’s bait chamber and fill it with bait. You can use peanut butter, nutella, or any other high-fat bait that will attract the animals you’re targeting.
After filling the bait chamber, you can insert the CO2 canister into the device. Make sure that you follow the instructions carefully to avoid any accidents. Once the canister is in place, you can arm the device by turning the safety key.
Chapter 6: Using the Goodnature A18
Once you’ve armed the device, you need to wait for the animals to come. The Goodnature A18 trap is designed to be motion-activated, so it will only fire when it senses a moving target. When an animal enters the device, it will trigger the CO2 canister, and the piston will deliver a swift and humane kill.
After the device has fired, you can check the counter to see how many times it has been used. This feature is useful as it helps you keep track of the device’s performance and determine whether you need to move it to a new location.
It’s important to note that the Goodnature A18 can be dangerous to pets and other non-target animals. If you have pets, it’s recommended to place the device in an elevated area or use a platform to allow the animals to stand and avoid triggering the piston accidentally. Additionally, you should be careful when setting up the device to avoid accidentally arming it.
In conclusion, the Goodnature A18 is an effective tool that can be used to control the population of animals such as squirrels and rats. To use the device safely and effectively, you need to follow the instructions carefully and ensure that it’s set up correctly. By doing so, you can help protect your property from animal damage and keep your surroundings clean and safe.
Are you tired of outdated and ineffective wildlife control methods? It’s time to upgrade your game with the Goodnature A18 trap. This innovative trap ensures ethical and humane management of wild animal populations while maximizing your effectiveness. Don’t miss out on this game-changing solution that will set you apart from the rest.
As a Certified Wildlife Control Professional (CWCP) and Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE), I highly recommend the Goodnature A18 trap for its ability to target specific animal populations and reduce non-target captures. With its automatic reset and self-contained lure system, the A18 trap is a reliable and efficient solution for wildlife control.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Goodnature A18 trap or would like to discuss other wildlife control strategies, please don’t hesitate to contact me at Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE. I’m always here to help you maximize the effectiveness of your wildlife control efforts.
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Stephen M. Vantassel, CWCP, ACE
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