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Here's the Best Rodent Trap Money Can Buy

Shawn Woods declares this pneumatic rat trap to be the one of the most impressive rat-killing machines he's ever tried.

This ingenious rat, mouse and small pest trap looks like a power tool from the Black and Decker company. But it's really a rat-killing machine invented by a New Zealander as a device to help rid the country of non-native pests.

The A24 Automatic Rat and Mouse Trap operates on a CO2-powered piston device that delivers the coup de gras to the skull of any rodent that sticks its curious head into the little bait compartment...and we all know how inclined rodents are to stick their heads into places where food might be present.

Shawn Woods goes through the details of how the device works and how to set it up. Then he sets up a trail camera on the A24 to record the machine's deadly effect on the barn rats that frequent his property.

Woods even caught a gray squirrel in the trap, so the device is large enough to handle slightly larger animals as well.

The nice thing about this rat-killer, other than its quick as lightning killing system, is the fact that you don't have to physically remove the dead critter. The rodent gets thwacked and kind of falls away from the machine. You never really have to get your hands dirty.

Unless of course you're inclined to cook and eat the rat. Woods did release a video showing that very thing.

He declares this trap to be the best rat trap on the market, because you can set it up and leave it be for a month and it will continue killing pests.

You can purchase the A25 CO2-powered, rat-killing machine from the Automatic Trap Company for $200. That includes the counter system that lets you know how many rodents have bit the dust at the piston end of this trap.

Sure, it may be cheaper to use an old-fashioned, spring-loaded board trap or even make your own simple, but effective deadfall snare trap to catch vermin. But this thing just looks so cool and obviously works like charm. Plus, you get to hear that satisfying "thwack!" of the piston firing that lets you know a rat met his maker with brutal efficiency.

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