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Pindone carrot

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Pindone carrot

Updated 3 April 2020 10:32am

Bait is cut into specific sizes, dyed green and contains 0.17g/kg of Pindone

It can be hand-laid onto the ground by the holder of an Approved Users Certificate, without the need of a bait station

Rabbits prefer the taste of carrot bait over the pellets as it is more palatable in environmental conditions once laid. This means carrot bait can be spread on areas where rabbits are known to be feeding.

How to get Pindone carrot laid on your property

We do regular operations every year at a cost of $90.00 per 10kg bucket applied by GWRC staff.

It is best to use Pindone in the height of summer through to winter, as this is when food sources are most scarce and fewer young rabbits are present. Very young rabbits are unlikely to eat the carrot bait. If you are having a rabbit issue:

  • Get in touch at pest.animals@gw.govt.nz
  • We will arrange a property inspection to assess the scale of the rabbit problem. We will discuss the options for control that suit your property, including the risks/benefits of Pindone poison
  • We will schedule the bait laying with three nights of dry weather following application
  • We will confirm the application of Pindone prior to the operation
  • After bait is laid, poison signs will be installed on entrances to your property and will remain in place for six months. After which time you can remove them.

Danger to livestock

Stock must not access areas where the bait is laid until 100mm of rain has fallen.  The decomposition of baits can be sped up by mowing over them with a catcher.

If stock do consume poison, refer to the Ministry for Primary Industries for more information and reporting links.

Danger to pets

  • Dogs must not access areas where carrot bait have been laid
  • Dogs would need to consume large amounts of baits or several carcasses to be placed at risk - however, there is some risk of secondary poisoning
  • Carnivorous scavenging species are at risk if they have access within a single week to multiple carcasses that have been exposed to bait
  • Most of the time rabbits die in their burrows and we encourage landowners to remove any carcasses found out in the open
  • Cats are not attracted to carrot bait. But there is a risk of secondary poisoning via carcass consumption

If you see pets eating toxic bait, induce vomiting as soon as possible and take them to a vet.

A vet can administer Vitamin K1, which is an effective treatment, but it must be given in the early stages of poisoning.

Find out more about safety precautions and dangers.

Toxicity

 

LD 50

mg/kg

Animal weight (kg)

Amount of carrot bait to kill (gms)

Rabbit

18

1.5

159

Dog

50

9

2647

Possum

100

2.5

1666

Sheep

100

40

23529

This carrot bait chart is based on 0.17g/kg of Pindone LD50s – amount of toxic bait required to kill 50% of a population.