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Controlling animal pests

This page provides information for restoration groups about pest animals and control strategies for the management of pests. Animal pests are a major threat to New Zealand's native species, ecosystems and restoration efforts. There are links to a range of websites and publications suitable for beginners and experts looking for the best options for controlling and removing vertebrate pests. This includes national advice and region-specific information We recommend reading information for your region as well as the general advice so that you get the best, most locally appropriate advice.

A rat near a chew card.
Rat control. DOC

National Advice

Pest control product suppliers

Comprehensive lists of pest control product suppliers can be found at the link(s) below

Predator Free New Zealand where to buy equipment

Mapping trapping operations and results

All restoration projects have a spatial element.  Depending on the size of the project you may or may not choose to map the project, including pest control networks.  The following links provide information and advice. 

Regional Advice

North Island

Auckland Advice
Bay of Plenty Advice
Gisborne Advice
Hawke's Bay Advice
Manawatu-Wanganui Advice
Northland Advice
Taranaki Advice
Waikato Advice
Wellington Advice

South Island

Canterbury Advice
Chatham Islands Advice
Marlborough Advice
Otago Advice
Southland Advice
Tasman Advice


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