1: Use Timms traps for catching rats and
2: Use DOC 200 traps for stoats, rats and
hedgehogs. Hedgehogs do not deserve their Mrs tiggy-winkle reputation
since they eat eggs and chicks of birds that nest on the ground.
3: Put bait stations on posts or trees a
metre off the ground to stop dogs accidentally coming into contact with
4: Use Brodifacoum bait for rats and
possums and RatAbate for rats.
5: Check traps at least once a week. Check
and top up bait stations every two days initially.
6: Try a self-setting trap to catch rats
and stoats from Goodnature. A possum trap is being trialled. See
7: Complete an NZQA course on pest
control. See www.nzqa.govt.nz
8: Plant flowering native plants to
attract native birds.
9: Put a bird feeder in your garden to top
up the food your plants provide.