To protect our unique environment we use a range of methods.
When planning pest control operations, we consider the methods that will achieve best control outcomes with the budget available, while taking into account animal welfare issues for both the target and non-target animals.
Find out about traps we recommend and handy tips.
Brodifacoum – for possum and rat control
Pindone – for possum and rat control
Diphacinone – for rodent control
Feratox – for possum control
Cholecalciferol – for possum and rat control
Double tap – for possum and rat control
Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) – for possum and rat control
To find out where our pest control operations are and how to stay safe, head to our pest control operations page.
We also have a range of guidelines and resources you can use to keep your dog safe in our region’s parks and reserves.
How you can help
With so many pest animals out there, we all need to be involved in their control.
- Join a group – There are so many around Wellington! Meet new people and work together to remove pests. Check out a list of groups.
- Protect food waste – Rat-proofing your compost or getting a sealed worm farm is a great way to remove a food source for pests. Here’s how to do it.
- Trapping – you can always get a trap of your own and put it in your backyard. We’ve compiled some useful information on where to start.
- Talk to Predator Free Wellington – See if there is anything you can do to be involved!
Not sure which pest you’ve got?
You can use chew cards to find out if there are rats, mice, stoats, possums or hedgehogs. The cards are filled with a non-toxic substance that these pests like. You can identify the pest by the bite marks on the card.
- Wellington City Council’s Backyard Biodiversity guide to controlling pests and encouraging biodiversity on your property
- DOC’s ground control for pests
- Landcare Research’s Decision support system to help larger landowners and environment groups wanting to undertake pest animal control select the best methods to control animal pests
- Pest Detective
- Animal Welfare Act 1999
- Environmental Protection Agency
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