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Really good result
Brought the Nooski based on a few reviews online and didn't want to use poison. Had many mouse droppings in cabinet below sink and knew we had a few, so put 2 Nooskis in and within 30mins had 2 deceased mice. Really happy with outcome so far and looks as though they died relatively quickly.
Purchased in April 2019 for $10.
So far so good
Had a rat/mouse problem in chicken coop for a while, been using bait stations, rat sak etc.. whilst they are eating all the bait doesnt seem like they are going away. Bought the nooski from bunnings yesterday 2/3/19 put a bit of banana and peanut butter in it and bang. This morning 3/3 first rat caught. Reusing same bait now and new rubber see if i can catch another!
Purchased in March 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $20.
Great trap. Works as advertised.
Just caught first rat after 4 weeks of trying. We have had rats around here, in the Newcastle area, for years & they were always very difficult to trap or poison. We now have a dog so can no longer use poison baits so this product looked interesting. Rats are very smart animals & it was enlightening to read the instructions which give the well-known tips such as always handle everything you touch only when WEARING GLOVES, & leave the trap in the same position, don't keep moving it. The rats had chewed into a large bag of dry dog food pellets, s...o that was the obvious bait to use. I set a couple of dog pellets behind an outside downstairs cupboard which had rat droppings behind it & replaced them each day for a few days then set the trap with one dog pellet as bait. Each day I set a couple pf pellets closer & closer to the trap & they kept being eaten. I then set a couple of pellets just inside the main body of the trap & yesterday, after 4 weeks found our first victim, a large dark grey rat, a Rattus Rattus otherwise known as the Ship Rat, (with a very long tail longer than its body). The people who have not had success must realise these are very intelligent & clever animals & you have to act accordingly with whatever eradication method you use. If you are too lazy & do not wear gloves when preparing any trap, the rats will win almost all the time. Don't blame the product, This trap is a winner! Saturday, 2nd Feb. Caught second rat last night. Here is a photo with the bright green rubber ring around the neck just before I put him into the bin. The rat was a big one & not far from the trap so died very quickly. Nooski Rat Trap really works well.
Caught the little guy in 5mins
Was tricky to set the rubber ring but became easier once I got the hang of it , Amazing contraption. AAA+++
Doesn't work as advertised
I was hopeful this would be an effective, humane way to dispatch rodents, as I hated finding caught but living critters with the old school traps. We have had over half-a-dozen triggers with zero catches and some bait taken but no trigger. Different positions, different bait, and the rodents are definitely not worried about the trap. At the time of writing it's rodents 10 Nooski 0. I'm really disappointed - we've had better luck hunting the critters as a team with our foxy! Will be seeking a refund under the NZ Consumer Guarantees Act.
Poor quality product
I purchased one of these and within 3 months the clear plastic housing started to crack. Never successfully caught a rat either. Its a gimmick and total waste of money. Rather stick with the tried and tested traditional rat trap that works well and is a fraction of the cost.
I purchased a small Nooski trap to deal with a rodent issue in my hen house. I was pretty excited about using such an innovative approach rather than traditional traps.
After a fortnight without success, I returned to buy a large one too, in case the vermin were too big for the small trap. One month on, and still no luck. I've tried a variety of different bait in both traps, including peanut butter, cheese, melted cheese, and layer mash (seeing as that was what lured them to the hen house in the first place). I've also tried a variety ...of different locations, including those recommended in the manual. I would test the traps and refresh the bands weekly. On occasion I'd return to find that they had been set off, and the bands lying a few centimeters away; sadly, not around a rats neck. I then purchased some traditional traps and an electric trap. Within a week I had 6 kills (3 via traditional, and 3 via electric). I also set up a water bucket trap, but this yielded the same results as the Nooskis. I contacted Nooski to advise them of the above and ask for a refund, and was told it was no fault of the traps, and to just keep trying. Why would I do that?
This trap works by strangling the animal. It is not quick, and it is not humane. The mouse struggles to breath until it eventually dies from asphyxiation, which takes a while, and will seem even longer to the mouse, because small animals perceive time differently. Humane lethal traps exist, but this is not one of them. It has been banned in the Republic of Ireland because of its cruel manner of dispatching the mouse.
The only mouse trap I'll buy from now on
Works every time. I have a few around the place and at my work. I recommend them for a sure way to catch them dirty little rats, I did so yesterday to a man trying to work out which trap was best to buy, I told him to try Nooski.
Waste of money
I purchased the rat and mouse trap neither has worked!!
The rat has chewed through the the trap!!
I will be send the company photos of the damage as it’s unbelievable.
A quick, humane, and effective way to dispatch a mouse. I just wish there was a way to avoid touching it.
Having pets, and with lots of wildlife around, the lack of poisons is a plus.
10 minutes. Literally 10 minutes for the first mouse
Summary: Effective, caught it but band went around the body not the head so it's been 20 minutes and it's still squirming the top half of the body. bottom half is dead I assume.
Whole story: So I heard them in the roof and bought the Rat Sized one for outside. Although I used the organic peanut butter - no takers.
Then during the day I saw a mouse go under my dishwasher. During the Day! THE NERVE. So I set up the rat sized one as that's all I had and set up my night vision motion cameras. I also then added the normal non-organic peanut butter.... As expected, it went it grabbed what it wanted and then explored my floor for the whole night. The next day I got the mouse sized one, put in normal peanut butter and in 10 minutes as I'm eating and watching TV I hear a CLICK and then I see the mouse writhing around. It was quite small so it got it around the body and not it's neck so it's still alive as I type this review to procrastinate clearing it's body. Let's hope it's the only one...
Works every time!!!
Works every time!!! I love the Nooski!
Just pop a little peanut butter in, click it together, roll on the rubber ring and leave it next to a wall. The mice always seem to follow the walls to get around.
I set it at night, go to bed, then wake up to find my little mousey friend "sleeping soundly" next to the Nooskie with a new green necklace on.
I love it because, unlike the usual mouse traps, it never catches their arms or legs by mistake. It's a horrible thing to find and that always really upset me.
It's also great if you have pets. You don't have to worry about them licking the trap and being injured as they can't get into it!
It's a fantastic NZ invention. Unlike the pavlova, which we (Australian's) invented ;-)
Didn't work for us
When we discovered a mouse in our living room we went on line to find the best mouse trap,this included checking reviews on this website. The Nooski seemed to score way ahead of the others, so we purchased one and set up a video camera to watch the nights activities.We couldn't believe it when the mouse ate the peanut butter we had left on the edge of the trap and went so far in that only his tail was out and the trap didn't spring! We checked the trap and left it again the next night, same thing.Then we went out and bought an el cheapo old fashioned type and the mouse was caught within an hour. Based on this experience it was a total (expensive) failure.
Was sick of sneaky mice not setting off normal wooden spring traps. Brought the nooski and set it outside where i had notice 6 or so little mice running around. Sat outside and watched the action with the trap set and, tada!!! Next thing i knew i had trapped 6 mice in an hour or so with regular resetting. Amazing device, highly recommended
Works as claimed.
This trap was easy to set up and has been working like a champ (you just need to be careful when rolling the o-ring to its home position and placing it down so you don't trip it). So far we've caught mouse each night. SIMPLE and very EFFECTIVE!
What's the hype about?
Followed instructions, result--- trap sprung twice with rubber band lying inside of trap, no sign of mouse. Waste of money! resorted to using old fashioned spring trap with much better results.
Zero results !
Not only did it not catch mice but they actually made it into a mouse nest ! I set the Trap and checked it 2 Days Later. They were storing food in the tube. They had started nesting in the tube itself. I don't suppose I've ever seen a mouse Nest on a snap trap.
I have been trying to catch a mouse in my house for 3 weeks. I have watched him run through my kitchen and dining room as if he owns the house. I keep setting the wooden traps and the sneaky little thing/things take the bait and leave the trap set. So i did a bit of googling and came across Nooski. After a trip to Bunnings i had the Nooski all set up without too much trouble. One hour later I had the little mouse laying there dead right next to the trap. I couldnt believe it. If only I had known of this device 3 weeks ago.
I bought it because of all the positive reviews! But its not working!the mive does not touch the trap! After one week of installation, mouse still running at house!
Waste of money
After several weeks of trying to catch a very smart mouse I was beginning to feel like a fool. Every time I set the wooden snap trap the mouse would steal the bait and the trap remained unactivated. At one point I even sticky taped the cheese all around so that the mouse would have to tug and set off the trap. Still no success the bait was ALWAYS gone and the trap was licked clean!
It was then that I discovered THE NOOSKI trap in Bunnings, i was willing to give anything a go by this point and it was quite affordable at $10.00.
So I took it h...
I was skeptical about the Nooski but decided to give it a go. We had a pesky mouse sneaking into the pantry and not more than 10 minutes after setting the trap did we open the pantry doors to see it doing exactly what it advertised. Quick, quiet and effective. No mess at all. Sound engineering. A+
Clean and effective, even where traditional traps fail
I noticed signs of mice in my kitchen and was horrified. Never had to deal with this so did some research and started with traditional traps. I caught the culprit within 3 hours of setting the trap.
To my horror, one or two days later I see 2 more mice and I realised they were likely living in my couch! I put the trap behind it but the bait (peanut butter) would disappear within minutes (I kid you not!) without setting off the trap. In despair I went to bunnings to get the nooski and in 2 nights I caught 3 other mice that belonged to the lo...vely family that had moved in without invitation. The first mouse (the mum?) died outside of the trap with the ring close to the neck (though behind the front feet) but the last two mice (kids?) were smaller and died inside the trap with the ring around their mid sections. I have not caught mice since last evening so I am hoping this is it. In the meantime I ordered 2 pestrols and I hope it will repel any mice who might still be living here.
Beats everything else we've tried
We have a serious mouse/rat infestation in our garage area, had used Ratsak and a number of snap traps but caught next to nothing over the last 12-18 months. All of the Ratsack packets are completely untouched, and the snap traps just got ignored. Bought the Nooski last night, lined the trap with peanut butter, and caught one within 60 minutes. Reloaded the trap and caught another one by the next morning, caught another 3 mice within 3 hours each time we reloaded it. It worked so well, I went out to Bunnings and bought more traps, just so I don...'t have to worry about reloading them so often. So far, we've caught about 6-7 mice in less than 24 hours. Loading the trap up was tricky at first, but I find that after reloading it a few times it gets much easier. I only wish they had a little alarm on them or could send some kind of notification to my phone so I could change it quickly, as I find that if you don't replace the ring quickly, the other mice will gleefully step around their fallen comrades to pilfer the food out of the trap. On one hand, it's kind of good to have it that way, as I assume it lulls the mice into a false sense of security. But on the other, it's so efficient that I like to have it loaded and ready at all times. I have only had two misfires, where the green rings have been removed from the trap with no mouse to show for it. However, this is probably because I didn't fit it 100% correctly. I also notice with smaller mice it tends to snap over their midsections rather than their necks, and then they tend to die in the trap rather than moving away from it to die. Still an extremely effective trap, and I'm glad I made the purchase.
I was hesitant to try out this product because like almost all traps I've used, they usually just tend to injure the rat instead of instantly killing them. This, of course, would leave you with the problem of an injured rat running around the house just waiting to die at some random spot. For the nooski though, all of the rats the trap caught instantly died right next to it.
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