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How to control pest animals
What to consider for pest control
- Method of pest control.
- Year round control or seasonal protection (i.e. during bird breeding).
- Time and effort you will need to invest.
- How to monitor pests.
- How to dispose of pests.
- Effect on other pests or animals.
- Working with your neighbours.
Pest animals on your property
You are responsible for controlling pests on your property. Check the Yellow Pages website for pest control services in your area.
If you cannot identify the pest, we or the Ministry for Primary Industries can investigate the cause of the problem. We can give advice but generally don't remove pests on private land.
If you are using traps or bait stations, keep them on your property to prevent risk to park users and animals. Do not place them on public land.
What attracts pests
In urban areas, prevent:
- accumulated rubbish
- overgrown sections
- exposed kai or compost.
Pest animals coming from other properties
If pest plants or pest animals are coming from your neighbour's property, speak to your neighbour to resolve the issue.
If you believe pests are coming to your property from public land, you can contact us or report the problem online.
|Care for the environment by being a responsible pet owner||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/dogs-animals/keeping-other-animals/Pages/care-environment-being-responsible-pet-owner.aspx||Care for the environment by being a responsible pet owner||Learn how to keep your pet safe and minimise its impacts on our natural environment.||aspx|
|Prevent pests from spreading||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/prevent-pests-from-spreading.aspx||Prevent pests from spreading||Prevent pests from spreading by checking and cleaning your vehicle and gear after visiting a site with pests and before visiting an island.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/report-pest-plant-pest-animal-plant-disease.aspx||Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant disease||Report weeds, pest animals and diseases to Auckland Council. Report marine and exotic pests to MPI.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|How we control pests||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-we-control-pests.aspx||How we control pests||We select pest control methods depending on the species and site. These may include traps, shooting, or toxins.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Identify pest animals||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/identify-pest-animals.aspx||Identify pest animals||Identify the pest before you start pest control.||aspx||Biosecurity|
|Protecting our environment||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/plans-projects-policies-reports-bylaws/our-plans-strategies/budget-plans/our-10-year-budget/the-10-year-budget-2018-2028/our-plan-for-the-next-10-years/Pages/protecting-our-environment.aspx||Protecting our environment||Find out how we manage pest, weed and disease control and how we'll pay for this.||aspx||Plans