Animal Pests

TB Vector and feral animal pest control in New Zealand

Target Pest carries out large scale possum control and other Tb vector control operations throughout New Zealand. Our pest eradication operations are carried out in vineyards, orchards, forests, grasslands, paddocks, parks, mountains and shores.

We specialise in aerial and ground-based pest control operations to manage or eradicate pests from specific areas of New Zealand. Working in both rural and urban environments, we understand the importance of quality delivery of our pest control services in a safe and effective manner.

Pest Eradication and Control

Controlling populations over a large area utilizing a variety of methods. Specialising in the control of pest animals that carry Tb (tuberculosis) such as possums, ferrets and feral deer. Such Tb vectors risk spreading the disease to livestock such as cattle and farmed deer. Creating pest-free environments by removing species from mainland New Zealand or offshore islands.

Target Pest operator preparing for lage scale possum control operation.

Stoats and ferrets are Tb vectors and destroy our native wildlife.

Pests that we control

  • Possum
  • Ferrets, stoats, weasels (mustalids)
  • Rabbits, hares
  • Wallabies
  • Feral goats
  • Deer
  • Feral cats
  • Birds – starling, sparrow…
  • Magpie, pigeon, rook, gulls..
  • Feral pigs
  • Tb vectors (carriers of tuberculosis)

Pest Control Methods

  • Live Capture
  • Aerial Shooting
  • Ground Trapping
  • Hunting
  • Biological Control
  • Monitoring

Target Pest is a supplier of Duke Traps.Duke leghold trap.NPCA approved, galvanised, robust and light weight.

Hunting can be an effective method of control for small numbers of feral animals.

Protecting New Zealand's natural beauty and biodiversity.

Discover more about or commercial and domestic pest control and the other services we offer across the Canterbury region and the central South Island.

For more information contact Target Pest Canterbury today! Phone us on (03) 323 6961, 027 4979374 or toll free on 0800 487 277 or click here to contact us via email