Incursion 21 March 2021

Rodents - Use of snap (kill) traps and DNA sampling

Thomas Churchyard Biosecurity for LIFE Project Manager, Scotland

Animal welfare must be a primary consideration when using traps. It is important to ensure that the right trapping methods are used, and in the right way.

This document will provide you with the guidance to use snap traps effectively.

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