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Pests

Vertebrate pests

Cats

Predator Traps - Links to pdf documents giving detailed instruction on best practice options for trapping cats.

Mustelids

Landcare Research - ferret and stoat biology, research and control

Predator Traps - best practice guide for targeting and trapping stoats and ferrets

Further reading

Clapperton, B.K., et al, 2006: Testing the attractiveness, palatability and longevity of stoat lure and bait formulations. DOC Research and Development Series 241. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 30p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/drds241.pdf [187 KB]

Clapperton, B.K., Day, T.D., 2001: Cost-effectiveness of exclusion fencing for stoat and other pest control compared with conventional control. DOC Science Internal Series 14. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 19p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/DSIS14.pdf [121 KB ]

King, C.M. 2005:Bibliography of weasels and stoats, 1877-2004.
http://bio.waikato.ac.nz/staff/bibliography.pdf [246 KB]

Robbins, L., et al, 2007: Testing the attractiveness and palatability of stoat lures and baits with various sensory cues. DOC Research and Development Series 265. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 22p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/drds265.pdf [245 KB]

Spurr, E.B., et al 2006: Bait station preferences of Norway rats. DOC Research Development Series 255. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 18p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/drds255.pdf [310 KB]

Sweetapple, P.J., et al 2006: Effect of reduced possum density on rodent and stoat abundance in podocarp-hardwood forests. DOC Research Development Series 231. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 25p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/drds231.pdf [213 KB]

Possums

Department of Conservation - possum information

Landcare Research - possum information sheets & manuals

Possum Control Decision Support System

Further reading

Sweetapple, P.J., et al 2006: Effect of reduced possum density on rodent and stoat abundance in podocarp-hardwood forests. DOC Research Development Series 231. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 25p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/drds231.pdf [213 KB]

Rats

Predator Traps - best practice guide for targeting and trapping rats

Further reading

Clapperton, B.K., 2006: A review of the current knowledge of rodent behaviour in relation to control devices. DOC Science for Conservation 263. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 55p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/sfc263.pdf [227 KB]

Sweetapple, P.J., et al 2006: Effect of reduced possum density on rodent and stoat abundance in podocarp-hardwood forests. DOC Research Development Series 231. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 25p.
http://www.doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/drds231.pdf [213 KB]

Plant pests

Auckland Regional Council - search and browse for weed identification and control information.

Environment Bay of Plenty - information about weed identification and control. Includes a browsable weed index and pdf fact sheets.

Weedbusters - everything about weeds.