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Pest control methods

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Pest control methods

Updated 10 July 2019 12:49pm

To protect our unique environment we use a range of methods in pest control operations. You can use some of these methods on your property, get involved in a predator free group, or contact us if you need advice. 

About poisons and traps

When planning pest control operations we consider the methods that will achieve best control outcomes while taking into account animal welfare issues for the target and non-target animals.

These methods include: 

Tips n' tricks

1.  Stop attracting pests by putting rubbish in sealed bins and rodent proofing the compost, or use a sealed worm farm.

2.  Work with neighbours to effectively control pests in your area

3.  Don’t stop! The best way to get rid of pests is through ongoing control.

Keeping safe

If you’re in an area where there is a pest control operation underway, then:

  • Don’t touch traps, poison, bait stations or carcasses
  • Keep your dog on a lead and don’t let them scavenge carcasses.
  • Look for signs and follow instructions

For information about risks and safety considerations, see the pages for each method.

If you think a person, dog or cat has eaten poison or poisoned animals then seek medical attention immediately or call the National Poison Centre 0800 764 766.

Other useful pest animal resources

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