Join the Battle for Our Native Birds



STEP 1: Get a trap

We are currently making traps available for free. If you live in Tauranga City or Western Bay of Plenty you are eligible for a rat trap. Click on the button below to find your local predator free community group to get a trap, or visit Envirohub’s office, Building 25, Historic Village, 10 am - 3 pm weekdays.

Don’t forget to register your trap and log your kills at so we can track kills and see where any hotspots may be.

We are able to give one free rat trap and trapping tunnel to Tauranga City or Western Bay of Plenty properties.

We do not sell traps. If you require more than one trap, you can purchase traps from:


STEP 2: Register your trap

By registering your trap and logging your kills you’re helping us keep track of rat and mice populations and you might also win some prizes too!

Only register here if you have NOT completed a paper registration form when you were given your trap. If you completed the paper registration form then the predator free community leader will register your trap for you.

Registering is easy, just click here:

STEP 3: Set up your trap

The trap box is designed to keep larger animals and small fingers safe and also to make sure the trap works as humanely as possible. We recommend you keep your trap inside the box and keep it set with fresh bait at all times.

How to set your trap:

The best lures to use are peanut butter, milk chocolate, dog or cat food, piece of bacon. Try a different lure if one isn’t working for you.

Rats and mice don’t like to run across open areas like lawns. They prefer to use plants and buildings as cover. So, the best place for your trap is beside a wall or fence.

When you catch a mouse or rat, bury it in the garden or dispose of it in your household rubbish. Then remember to log your kills here.

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