Although a large part of the work we do towards the TBfree programme is fundamentally about protecting primary industry, the conservation benefits are a huge up-side for us. Our company goal of protecting and preserving New Zealand’s native species aligns very strongly with what the Department of Conservation is all about, and we like to help-out wherever we can.
As well as controlling a lot of conservation estate in the course of our TBfree work, we have also carried out contracts for DOC including track-cutting, checking and rebaiting of kill-trap networks, and bait station maintenance.
Our company offers tailored pest control for a number of private clients. Much of this work is delivering annual possum control to meet landowners’ obligations under their regional council pest management strategy. We also have a growing number of clients for whom we provide multi-species control for those concerned with protecting the native biodiversity on their properties. This is an extremely satisfying use of the expertise we have gained over the last 20 years. We also have considerable experience controlling stoats, ferrets, cats, and rats. If you have a bit of decent habitat and want to talk about reigning in the predators to give the native birds a chance, give us a call.
Possum Control Hawke’s Bay – Our company is one of the main pest control service providers for TBfree, OSPRI’s ambitious programme to eliminate bovine TB from New Zealand by 2055. We look after a number of large TB Management Areas (TMAs) from Hawkes Bay to Buller. Within these areas we are responsible for all facets of the programme including possum ground control, possum surveys, pig surveys, deer surveys, ferret surveys, and aerial 1080 operations.