By now you’ve probably heard of the benefits of backyard trapping and why it’s so important, but how do you know if your own trapping efforts are actually paying off? Here are a few things to keep an
Restricting the movement of pests across the city will support pest control in our fragments and surrounding forests.
We ask that you report captures via the ‘Tiakina Whangarei’ project on Trap.NZ or to one of the ‘Community Leads’ that will be coordinating management in your area. If you are trapping at school or kindergarten, we also have a fun rat tracker sheet which you can download for the kids to cross of their catches on.
It’s no secret that New Zealand has a big pest problem, and a big problem requires a big solution. Becoming predator free by 2050 may sound like an unachievable goal, but every individual effort will
If you've got friends or neighbours that need convincing about the benefits of backyard trapping, how about sharing our latest video, featuring our very own Whangārei Mayor Sheryl Mai! Mayor Mai is a
Predator control is a great way to get to know your neighbours, as well as bringing back the birds, according to Chris Jenkins, John Ward and Roland Chiu. The trio all live on Whareora Road and have
We thought it would be fun to turn some beautiful photos of New Zealand birds courtesy of Fielden Photography into a 'Name that Bird' competition during lockdown - here are all the birds... can you
Chew cards are rectangular pieces of plastic corflute that have lure inserted between the layers while WaxTags have a small wax block at one end. Pests will nibble on these devices and are identified
To understand our collective efforts and so we know how effective the Tiakina Whangarei project is we need to measure the impact our mahi is having. This means getting your help to count your
Rats Rats are our public enemy number 1! In New Zealand we have three species (kiore, Norway rat and ship rat), but only Norway rats and ship rats are present in Whangarei. Rats are significant
For one backyard trap set-up you will need: A rat trap A mouse trap (if you are wanting to target this species too) A trap box Bait (see below) Setting your rat trap Place your trap
Don’t think that predator trapping should just be done in bush blocks or reserves. Pest mammals know no boundaries and are happy to travel across urban areas to settle in your compost bin, under your
For a small cost of $10, a rat trap that is housed in a sturdy wooden box can be purchased for your backyard*. These will be available at selected market events that will be advertised in advance