THE SPRING TRAPS APPROVAL (VARIATION) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2016

The Spring Traps Approval (Variation) (England) Order 2016 is now in force, as of the 24th March and the industry should be aware of a number of newly approved traps that feature.

This Order adds three types of spring trap to those approved for use in England: the KORO Large Rodent Double Coil Spring Snap Trap, the KORO Rodent Snap Trap and the Procull Trap.

KORO Large Rodent Double Coil Spring Snap Trap
This trap is manufactured by or under the authority of Koro Traps, Canada. The trap may be used only for the purpose of killing grey squirrels and rats. The trap must be so positioned that animals can only enter it from the front, and set within an artificial blind tunnel which is suitable for the purpose. (The front is the side from which the letters KORO can be read face-on and the correct way up.)

KORO Rodent Snap Trap
This trap is manufactured by or under the authority of Koro Traps, Canada. The trap may be used only for the purpose of killing rats and weasels. The trap must be so positioned that animals can only enter it from the front, and set within an artificial blind tunnel which is suitable for the purpose. (The front is the side from which the letters KORO can be read face-on and the correct way up.)

Procull Trap
This trap is manufactured by or under the authority of Elgeeco, Hampshire, UK. The trap may be used only for the purpose of killing grey squirrels.

Images of the Procull trap are not currently available. However, we know that it features a monocoque cage, so does not need a separate tunnel at the entrance. The Procull can be used horizontally on the ground as well as horizontally or vertically on a tree, fence or building.

The manufacturers have been unavailable for comment, but when any more information is received we will keep our readers up-to-date.