MERRA maintains an animal pest control programme in conjunction with Auckland Council, with a view to make our peninsular as pest free as we can, given we can’t control the area with predator-free fences. This means we need to maintain a constant programme – it would quicky slide back if we didn’t. Using the diverse and dense birdlife and bush we enjoy as evidence, the programme is showing good signs of success.
Target species include possum, rabbit, rodents and mustelids (weasels, ferrets and stoats).
You may see bait stations or traps which ought to be avoided. Please keep children and pets away from baitv stations in bush areas – the bait stations are reasonably secure but may be prone to a determined attempt to access baits.
There is reporting system where you can log sightings or trappings which will help us better target animal pests. Complete the form below to report animal pest activity.
You can also contact us to discuss an animal pest issue via the contact page. Please let’s all do our piece to keep our flora and fauna free of invasive animal pests.