Contact Us

Wellington
Phone: 04 576 0528
Fax: 04 526 9162
Tony Behrent: 027 687 5446
Mark Atkinson: 027 232 9878
tony.behrent@targetpest.co.nz

Manawatu
Palmerston North: 06 353 1110 or 027 232 9878
mark.atkinson@targetpest.co.nz

Christchurch
Phone: 027 497 9374
Toll Free: 0800 487277
Depot: 03 323 6961
christchurch@targetpest.co.nz

Dunedin
Phone: 0800 662 6737
dunedin@targetpest.co.nz

Nelson
Phone: 0800 662 6737
nelson@targetpest.co.nz

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Pest Animal Monitoring

Pest animal monitoring in both native and plantation areas.

Services delivered by Target Pest are underpinned by:

  • Staff experienced in the design, fieldwork and data analysis of monitoring programmes.
  • Consistent approach and documented procedures
  • Cost effectiveness and competitiveness
  • Commitment to health and safety in the forest

Pest animals covered Possums browse the new growth of native and planted trees

  • Possum – RTC (using wax block or leg hold traps)
  • Rabbits – Modified McLean Scale
  • Hares – Aligned with modified McLean Scale or night counts
  • Mustelids, rats and cats (monitor/control for conservation reasons)
  • Deer, Pigs and Goats

Monitoring methods

  • Using full protocols for design, delivery and analysis of results. Obtains statistically sound results, good opportunity for trend monitoring.
  • Stratification or sampling ‘management areas’ (trend lines). Uses elements of formal monitoring programmes but don’t waste monitoring resource on areas of low pest animal density.
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