A diverse range of introduced animals are now considered pests because of the damage they cause. These pests include mammals, insects, fish, and even some birds.
They affect our native ecosystems because they can eat native plants and animals or compete for the same food and nest sites with native animals.
An A-Z of pest insects and animals, facts about them and how to control them.
Set a rat trap and save birds.
Do a field course before you start your pest project. The course provides an overview of animal pests, their impacts and control methods.
Learn about DOC's procedures for managing animal pests to ensure operations are effective, managed safely and meet legal requirements.
Related links to external websites such as the Predator traps website, as well as DOC publications and other relevant information.