Kapiti Pied Pipers to hold rat trap workshop
By Guy Burns
A community initiative to rid the Raumati South area of rats is underway.
Raumati South Resident’s Association in conjunction with Raumati Rat-Pac say they’ll hold a special workshop ( from 10 to 12am) next Sunday, March 6, at the small park opposite Raumati South Shops.
Assembling the rat traps
The workshop will assemble DOC designed rat-traps which will be available for sale at $16.
People are invited to turn up for the free lessons, bringing a battery-drill (#2 square drive bit), tin snips or side cutters and a hammer.
This workshop ties in with the Kapiti Mainland Island project, an animal pest control programme in Queen Elizabeth Park, Whareroa Farm Reserve, the Paekākāriki-Pukerua escarpment, including the village of Paekākāriki.
The aim is to hit the rat population in the urban area of Raumati.
Elimination of rats in urban areas has additional benefits for residents by preventing property damage and encouraging native wildlife within the urban zone.
The organisers say: ‘We’re working closely with the Paekakariki Rat-Pac to help eradicate rats from Raumati South, QE Park all the way to Paekakariki.’