Snap traps are still essential for effective pest control. Especially in areas where live trapping makes little or no sense. The various Animal Welfare Acts require that the use of snap traps fulfil important criteria. An important aspect is the avoidance of animal suffering.

If a snap trap is triggered prematurely by the so-called "lock", it cannot be guaranteed that the mouse or rat is already completely on the pressure plate. Particularly with rat traps, it happens time and time again that the rodent is prevented from escaping only by an individual limb caught in the trap. So, the animal suffers unnecessarily.


New types of traps, which are powerful, effective, target-oriented and, for rats, also adjustable in sensitivity, were needed. The development of the Gorilla traps was therefore necessary and has now proved to be unrivalled.

The Gorilla Traps mousetrap is certified according to §18 of the German Animal Protection Act in combination with the Snapbox and is therefore the only snap trap on the market.

The rat trap can be adjusted in sensitivity, so fulfilling the need of pest controllers to prevent unnecessary releases.
In pest control, snap traps should always be kept in closed boxes so that other animals, children and also adults are protected.

Gorilla Traps – the brand

Honestly, we never intended to build traps. But, the search for the perfect trap for our digital eMitter sensors and NARA® monitors finally led us here as we couldn't find anything in the world that met our standards. German engineering means probably the highest quality professional trap in the world. We are proud we are the only mouse snap trap to have received the §18 IfSG certification, as "humane" pest control is extremely important to us. Gorilla Traps are a non-toxic and accredited humane alternative and therefore the first "go-to" product for use against rodents. Poison? You can do without it!

The Gorilla rat and mouse traps meet the requirements of the German Animal Welfare Act and are unique for professional pest control due to their reliability and efficiency.

Gorilla Traps
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AIB confirms that Gorilla traps, as a standalone version, or in combination with eMitter digital trap control system and the Nara products are in line with the requirements of the AIB International Consolidated Standards.



Gorilla Traps Mausefalle
Gorilla Traps Ratte Gedreht

The big boy

Gorilla Traps mouse

The Gorilla Trap for mice is the most humane mousetrap on the market. It is the first trap that has been approved according to $18 of the German Animal Protection Act.

The bigger boy

Gorilla Traps Rat

In addition to the usual Gorilla Traps quality, the big brother also has some more features on board. On the underside the spring tension of the pressure plate can be adjusted, so that the trap only triggers on rats or even lighter animals.

The pressure plate also has passive sensor technology, which uses an eMitter system to ensure that you can read the exact status of the trap and also detect when rodents are running over an unsprung trap.

emitter Snapbox

§18 certified use of the mouse trap in a snapbox

Gorilla Traps Verstellmöglichkeiten

Adjustable at the rat trap



transparente Falle

Our transparent GorillaTraps rat trap enters the race with a novel concept, in which we use the visual abilities of rats to fight them. Combine the transparent trap with your conventional traps - so the rats can't escape from you!


100% compatible with

nara Stic

For effective surveillance, we have designed our NARA Stic to fit perfectly into the GorillaTraps snap traps.

Nara Lure in Gorilla Traps

Digitizable with our


All Gorilla Traps are the perfect complement to our eMitter products. A perfect match of intelligent pest control.

eMitter Runbox Pro

FAQ about Gorilla Traps

Why did you make another trap?

We always said the last thing we would do is another trap, but as we’ve invented digital monitoring with eMitter, we’ve felt we can’t produce a 50/100€ quality sensor that lasts for 10 yrs+ and use a trap by other manufacturers that just never fulfilled our standards. We couldn’t afford using a high quality digital product and selling it with a cheap trap. In the end the trap needed to be German Engineered as well:

  • highest quality available
  • long lasting
  • the most humane trap ever made
  • ready to use with our Nara and eMitter line-up

So, we created Gorilla Traps and are extremely happy with them, as are our clients in over 50 countries in the world who use millions of them.

What does the §18 IfSG mean?

It means the traps have been tested by the german environmental government agency (Umweltbundesamt / UBA), have succeeded the high expectations and achieved their approval. Now, Gorilla Traps are listed in the IfSG list and therefore have proven they fulfill highest standards and reduce unnecessary suffering for animals to the lowest possible levels.
Controlling a rodent infestation e.g. in a bakery is very important, but professionals as well as end-consumers are left with an offering of 10-30 different, mostly cheaply made, traps.
§18 tells you, you have a quality product that is tested according to highest quality standards.
If you’re buying Gorilla Traps, you’re safe for the future as other traps might get banned sooner or later, but we’ve created the most humane accredited traps available.

Are they Blue Angel approved?

Yes, the Blue Angel - - the most recognized eco-label of the world has approved of our Gorilla Traps and we’re very proud.

What makes the Gorilla Traps better?

Thanks to highest skilled german engineers we’ve been able to set a few records and introduce standards we are happy to explain:

  • glass fiber supported extra strong and heavy plastics for a long-lasting experience
  • PVC coated stainless steel for zero-reflections which helps catching rodents
  • extra strong PVC coated stainless springs for super human and balanced snap-action
  • spring support for the treadle plate so no false-activations can happen through vibrations or kicks, only rodents will activate the traps
  • perfectly made for eMitter products and Nara Stic as well
  • brown material or yet transparent material for less optical irritation of rodents and higher catch-rate
  • level-meter (1,2 and 3) for individual setting for the rat trap:

1) for small rodents even mice from 5 up to 10g
2) for medium rodents from 10 to 18g
3) for grown rats for anything above 25g

  • if you want to catch a rat with the rat trap, just set it to 3) and you’ll protect the mice or protected mice species around
  • if you want to use it as a multi-catch trap – which many professionals do – set it on 1) and it’ll activate for mice as well
  • flexibility: you can remove the treadle-stabilizer-spring and reduce the mouse and rat traps treadle weight to 3-5g maximum for extra efficient catch-success – try it out and you’ll be surprised of the versatile usability
  • every single part of a Gorilla Trap is stronger, thicker and more durable than in other comparable sized models and break-back traps because they’re made to last

Why does anybody wear a Gorilla Traps Hoodie?

Gorilla Traps stands for ecological pest control and for humane pest control. Both very important aspects which stand for more than a TRAP, it’s a movement, a value setting and a lifestyle.
If you think different, you love quality and want to do good for our planet and coming generations, you love Gorilla Traps of course. We like to think inspiring figures like Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, Mohammad Ali and others, they would’ve used Gorilla Traps.

Also, we wanted to remove the chemical, negative “kill”-vibe from Pest Control.
We want to make this sector fun, young and less serious.
Take away the tie, slide on the Gorilla Hoodie and you’ll be sure for a high-five from your colleagues.
Get one now, for free from your customer consultants or buy it here:

Oh and maybe a reason is that the logo looks cool.
We also offer shirts in any size and color as well as bags and dad hats.

Where can I buy Gorilla Traps?

You can buy them anywhere with the biggest and most known distributors of the world, but we will also happily ship them to your doorstep from Germany, no matter where you are.
Also check Amazon or our webshop if you need help.

What’s with the Gorilla? What does it have to do with pest control?

Honestly, better ask us an easier question. Ok, maybe alcohol was involved…

How to monitor my traps digitally?

You can just retrofit our stand-alone eMitter sensor to your Gorilla Traps, download our app and it will automatically alert you when somethings been caught…

How many did you sell yet?

We really can’t say, but obviously millions worldwide and we’re so proud that with every single trap we are making sure professionals and end-consumers don’t use poison or low-quality products they throw away after a year. Our traps should last a lifetime if used correctly and taken care of.

Are plastic traps environmentally friendly?

Our goal is to make products you can use forever. Quality. Nothing is more environmentally friendly as a product you use for 20+ years. Our traps can be cleaned, set apart and put back together for another 10 yrs of use. We’ve got traps that alone caught over 100 mice or rats, as our clients report.
Our plastics are partially recycled already and can be recycled again by shredding them and re-using them as granulat again. We’re extremely proud that for any trap you install a device that – in the best case – lasts 10+ years and during these 10+ years no biocide / poison is used which causes 100x more ecological damage than anything else. We’re making this earth more green and pest control more modern, that’s our approach.

How do you perform quality control?

We are certified with ISO and especially in Gorilla Traps manufacturing we make sure that any and every trap is hand-tested and hand-finished. All of our traps are activated, set and left for a few hours. Then they’re activated sensitively to see whether they function properly, all by hand.
This process might make them 5% more expensive than any cheaper traps that don’t have all our quality-features, but it makes them so much better and reliable for ages.

Why should I buy a Gorilla Trap?

Because you won’t have to buy new traps in 2-10 years when the law changes. New standards and laws control pest control. When now, all of a sudden – which is to be expected – law will only approve of approved humane traps, then some companies will have to exchange all their stock, all their traps that are installed… Huge costs and time involved. Gorilla Traps are IFS-, AIB-conform, §18 IfSG approved and thanks to this they currently set the highest standards for Professionals but also end-consumers.

Also, just because they are kick-ass good traps and stand for modern pest management, but you already know that if you’re still reading. Thank you!


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