Puketoki » Rodent Control and Monitoring

There are now 8 lines cutting through the 40ha Puketoki Reserve. Community volunteers have been baiting the reserve fortnightly since late 2006.

They had a total of 39 bait stations spread over the previous 6 lines and were using Ditrac as the rodent poison. A lot of station interference was occurring and it was concluded possums were responsible.

Unfortunately rodent bait was unlikely to have any ill effects on the possums.

2018 Results

  • Insects- 24 (every tunnel)
  • Rats- 0
  • Mice- 1 (Line 5 #6)
  • Hedgehog- 4 (Line 5 #6, line 6 #1, line 3#2, Line 2 junct with line 1 #10)
  • Possum-3 (Line 5 #8 & #9, Line 7 #7)

2017 Results

Animal pests have been maintained at very low levels this year and every card was tracked by invertebrates (weta, native cockroaches) except Line7 #9

  • Mice- 1 (Line 6 #3)

2016 Results

  • Insect tracks: 24 tracked in total, out of 25 locations
  • Rat tracks (incl insect): Line 0 #1, Line 0 #2
  • No tracks: Line 6#3

2013 Results

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