Nooski, the safer, cleaner solution

Nooski History

In 1999 the late John Neustroski of Thames, New Zealand discovered that if an expandable latex ring could be attached to a rodent's neck or chest it would die humanely and quickly, without chance of injury and or escape. In 2003 John died and left behind a great idea.

Nooski Original Prototypes

The rolled latex rubber ring used by NOOSKI was invented and originally manufactured in New Zealand in the 1950s, and today is used worldwide for farm animal castration, abattoir use and the NOOSKI trap system.

NOOSKI™ was established by David Wells and brother-in-law Luc Desbonnets in 2006 and has become the generic term for the revolutionary ring trap.


Co-Inventors and Owners Luc Desbonnets and David Wells.
Co-Inventors and Owners Luc Desbonnets and David Wells.

2004

David Wells and Luc Desbonnets acquire the exclusive global commercial rights to the ring trap concept.

David Wells and Luc Desbonnets develop a commercial product utilising the rolled latex rubber ring and file global patents via the PCT.


David Wells dreaming up new innovations.
David Wells dreaming up new innovations.

2005

Designing, constructing and testing prototypes.


Nooski

2006

Global registration of the NOOSKI™ trademark.

Commissioned tooling for the original NOOSKI Rat Trap.


The Original Nooski large rat trap.
The Original Nooski large rat trap.

2007

First NOOSKI Rat trap sold.

Granted Dec 7th New Zealand Patent No. 529970


The Nooski mouse trap.
The Nooski mouse trap.

2009

Initial production of the NOOSKI Mouse trap.

DEFRA England approval.

Defra.

Drawings for the new compact rat trap.
Drawings for the new compact rat trap.

2010

Development of New Springless Rat trap begins.

DEFRA Wales approval.


Nooski US Patent

2011

Granted April 5th US Patent No.7,918,050

Granted August 25th Australian Patent No. 2004294874

DEFRA Scotland approval.


Luc and David loading another container.
Luc and David loading another container.

2012

Continued development of a New Springless Rat trap and extensive field trials.

Continuation US Patent approved No.13/585/787

NOOSKI becomes the first rodent trap to be sold on Amazon China.


The springless Nooski rat trap.
The springless Nooski rat trap.

2013

Granted January 17th EU Patent No. 1691602 and filed for national phase registration in the U.K, France, Germany and Italy.

Initial production of the New Springless NOOSKI Rat trap, September 10th.


The Patented dual leverage release mechanism.
The Patented dual leverage release mechanism.

2017

Granted Jan 17th 2017 US Patent No: 9,545,095 B2 covering the dual leverage release mechanism used in both the NOOSKI rat and mouse traps.

Luc at NHS USA
Luc Desbonnets at NHS USA