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Indian Myna Bird Trap

Why an Indian Myna Bird Trap? In Australia, feral Indian Mynas have become a major nuisance! Not only are they an economic problem in both the agricultural and horticultural situations, Indian Mynas spread mites and pose potential health risks to humans and livestock with serious, negative impacts on biodiversity. When congregating in large numbers they are also noisy and smelly.

With numbers swelling every year, the common or Indian myna has become a successful invasive pest because of its natural predatory, aggressive, and intelligent behaviour. It is one of only three bird species on the World Conservation Union’s “100 worst invading species” list.

If you are looking for an Indian Myna trap, the Mini Myna Magnet provides the perfect solution! The Myna bird trap is quite effective with its proven performance and offers an easy way to effectively catch the birds.

The Mini Myna Magnet provides the perfect solution!

As a solution to the growing issue, the scientifically designed Indian Myna Bird trap was developed by the Australian National University. Designed to compliment the Indian Myna Bird trap, the new Mini Myna Magnet exploits the Indian Myna’s natural behaviours to effectively lure and trap Indian mynas and starlings. The trap can capture up to 20 birds at one time.

Features Of the Indian Myna Bird Trap

Specifically designed with the feeding habits of the Indian Myna in mind, the Mini Myna Magnet attracts Indian Mynas inside with food. The Mini Myna Magnet requires no free feed regime, so it can be deployed to start trapping immediately. The natural escape behaviour of the Indian mynas cause them to escape the feeding cage and enter the holding cage via the one way Fuzzle valve. This same valve prevents the birds leaving the holding cage.

Simply bait the trap with dog, cat or any other attractive myna food (food will vary with location), provide food and water in the holding cage and periodically check the trap for captured birds. It’s that simple!

It is important to note that no bird or animal is harmed on entry or by remaining in the trap. With no hazardous chemicals or dangerous equipment to deal with, the Mini Myna Magnet is a simple, effective, and most importantly, safe tool to use in the control of the common Indian myna.

How are the trapped Mynas disposed of?

Each state and territory in Australia has its own animal welfare legislation on the correct, humane methods of disposal for invasive pest control procedures. The Mini Myna Magnet’s recommended and preferred method is the carbon dioxide method of euthanasia as it is widely viewed by animal welfare agencies including the RSPCA to be humane and in accordance with the Code of Practice for the Control and Use of Feral Animals.

Magnetic Trap CO2 Dispatching Kits are now available in the PestIT Online shop.

Who can use the trap?

The Mini Myna Magnet is especially suitable for domestic, commercial, council, rural and horticultural situations. More specifically, where the larger traps may be unsuitable or for certain settings or individuals find the larger trap difficult to handle, the Mini Myna Magnet trap is an ideal alternative.

The Mini Myna Magnet is supplied as a complete kit, with full instructions and is ready to deploy within minutes. The Mini Myna Magnet trapping system has been designed and developed to enable anyone to effectively target and effectively remove Indian mynas from the environment. This trapping system is a stand alone system, is of small size (800mm x 400mm) for easy handling and comes complete, ready to use with comprehensive instructions and all accessories.

Indian Myna Bird Trap - Council Program

Myna Magnet Australia values its relationship with homeowners, businesses and councils. Municiple councils, especially on Australia’s east coast have an important role to play in the eradication of Indian mynas. This can be achieved by trapping Indian mynas on public land and assisting homeowners with the supply of traps, expertise, education and potentially a safe and humane myna euthanasing service. Myna Magnet Australia is currently assisting councils with our Myna Magnet Council Program.

The Mini Myna Magnet Trap has several advantages over homemade traps. These include:

  • The collapsible design allows for easy transport and storage.
  • The two chamber trap allows homeowners to detach the “catch chamber” for euthanasing off-site
  • The durable, heavy duty cage construction will outlast any wire mesh type trap.
  • Council staff have limited resources to make and repair traps for ratepayers.
  • Myna Magnet Australia has cost effective spare parts available on request.
  • Councils have access to special bulk purchase rates on trap purchases.
  • The Mini Myna Magnet Trap is made to exact standards outlined after years of university research and development. Some components such as the Myna Magnet one-way Fuzzle valve cannot be replicated. The original Myna Magnet is still the best!
  • Myna Magnet Australia will support councils using the Mini Myna Magnet with training and assistance for council staff and ratepayers as required.

For more information check out our article in the Professional Pest Managers Magazine!