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Rabbit Controls

There are many forms of controls that can be taken to tackle Rabbit infestation.  Often, it is better to prepare for rabbit damage and plan control options, than to wait for damage to occur.  If a crop or trees are due to be planted and rabbits (or rabbit sign) are noticeable, then the rabbits should be controlled before planting starts.

Our Different Controls

What We Provide

Rabbit Firearm Controls

Nightshooting is an effective means of controlling small rabbit populations.  Nightshooting is an instant method of control, useful when immediate results are needed to stop rabbits.

Fumigation

Fumigants are effective where burrows or warrens are evident.

Pindone

Pindone is a poison bait.  Pindone is a slow-acting anti-coagulant poison.

Repellents

Chemical repellents, when sprayed on trees and shrubs can discourage rabbit browsing.

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Rabbits

Information

Thoughout New Zealand rabbits can cause considerable physical and econamic damage.  Commercial gardens are particularly vulnerable to rabbit attack as nibbled of chewed crops are unsaleable.  On farms Rabbits compete with stock for pasture as ten rabbits can eat as much pasture as one sheep.  Also, in places where there are large rabbit populations and sandy, barren soils, there is often increase in soil erosion.  In late winter and early spring, rabbits target plantation and forestry tree seedlings for the roughage and sugar they need during the winter months.  Bark and foliage is bitten or chewed, roots are dug up, and seedlings are sometimes nipped cleanly in half.

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