Resources

Tools

A collection of best practice tools and guidelines for pest management and control.


Calculator: Possum control costs

The Possum Control Cost Calculator is an online publicly-accessible spreadsheet, containing mathematical formulae that can estimate the monetary costs of possum population control operations. It has been designed as a working tool to assist wildlife pest managers in planning operations, however it is also used by researchers, ecoepidemiological modellers, and as a teaching aid. It is free for use.


Calculator: RTCI Calculation for Designers

The RTCI template calculates the Residual Trap Catch Index (RTCI) and confidence intervals for your possum monitoring data. It is for those who hold a possum population monitoring Designer's Certificate and have been instructed in the use of the template during the designer training course.


Calculator: Waxtag Data Calculation for Designers

This WaxTag template helps you to calculate Possum Activity Index (PAI) and Tag Line Index (TLI) for your possum monitoring data.


AgPest Pest Directory

AgPest™ is a free tool to assist New Zealand farmers and agricultural professionals in decision-making regarding weed and pest identification, biology, impact and management.


Biological Control of Weeds

Access to The Biological Control of Weeds book.


Drystock biosecurity guidelines (pdf 3.1 MB)

Drystock Biosecurity Guidelines—Seven Intervention Points for On-farm Biosecurity


Managing animal pests - SOPs and technical documents from the Department of Conservation

Find DOC's standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other technical documents that are used when planning animal pest operations.


Mouse eradication using aerial baiting Current agreed best practice used in New Zealand (pdf 334 KB)

This document provides detailed information about eradication design, planning and methods that should be applied to operational planning for eradicating mice using aerial broadcast of poison baits.


Online data collection best practice options from Predator Free NZ

If you’re out and about setting and baiting traps, what’s the best way to measure the results?

Good news: it doesn’t have to involve fiddling around with hand-drawn maps or manually entering numbers into spreadsheets.


Public attitudes to current and proposed forms of pest animal control (pdf 1.2 MB)

This report identifies and reviews Australasian and international research on public attitudes towards current and proposed forms of control for invasive animals. The review is primarily intended as an information resource for those involved in researching and managing the impacts of animal pests in Australia and New Zealand.


Product suppliers for vertebrate pest control

Search a list of product suppliers for vertebrate pest control in New Zealand


Rat eradication using aerial baiting Current agreed best practice used in New Zealand (pdf 552 KB)

This document provides detailed information about eradication design, planning and methods that should be applied to operational planning for eradicating rats using aerial broadcast of poison baits.


Trapping best practice from Predator Free NZ

Introduced predators don’t belong here – but it is important to remove them in a humane way that avoids or minimises pain, suffering and distress – both to target and non-target animals.

All the traps we recommend have passed the National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC) guidelines which means they kill humanely and are easy to use and maintain.


Toolkit: Predator Free 2050

Get the tools and guidance you need for your community PF2050 project. Includes beginner tips, trap and bait profiles, how-tos and funding resources. This toolkit will be most useful for community groups working in green spaces, rather than urban areas or backyards.