Free household traps

To support the North-West Wildlink, Auckland Council and Ngati Whatua Orakei are providing 1,500 free traps for the Devonport peninsula.

Household eligibility will start at the southern end of the peninsula, and move northwards until there are no more traps available.

Be part of it with The Urban Rat Project



Grab a trap from the library, or one of the other pickup points (see below).


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Get regular email reminders personalised with the latest stats from your neighbourhood.


File a Report - Mobile in hand

Check your trap or bait station when it suits you, and File a Report in seconds!


Get the latest stats for your street and postcode - like how many rats have been caught and where you're ranked.


We only share aggregated data - pooling your reports with others in your neighborhood.


We've streamlined data collection like never before - we'll send your reminder and in as little as two clicks, your Report is filed!

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The Urban Rat Project is completely free, forever.

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Need a trap?

Click the poster to find out how and where to collect your trap (which can also be used as a bait station).

Then sign up for reminders and to help collect data using the form above.


Supporting organisations

The following organisations have helped make this initiative happen.

Still got questions?

The Urban Rat Project is really simple to use, and protects your privacy while anonymising your data for research purposes.

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