These pests will be active again around the Lake Okareka settlement. We have some Timm's Possum Traps available to help you catch and kill these pests. These Bay of Plenty Regional Council funded Timm's possum traps, are available on loan to any Lake Okareka residents, if you contact Sandra and Mike Goodwin 362 8865.
The Lake Okareka community has ten traps which were funded as ―loan traps by Bay of Plenty Regional Council. These traps have been borrowed at various times by members of the community. If you are having possum problems – maybe eating fruit or flowers or they are making a nuisance of themselves at night – and you would like to borrow a Timm's trap, give us a call.
If you are not familiar to the ―Timm's trap‖, we will provide you with some instructions about how to use the traps. We will also give you some advice about what seems to work best as bait - such as apple with cinnamon, or apple and peanut butter. If you can keep a note of any possums caught please pass that on to us when you return the trap. We like to know for our records what is being caught around the place and we can also pass that on to the Regional Council.
For more information or to borrow a trap, please contact Mike & Sandra Goodwin, phone 3628 865 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.