• Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust
    Biodiversity Project
    Restoring the natural heritage
  • Biodiversity Project
    Conservation Project
    Marlborough Sounds New Zealand
  • Breeding for release
    Breeding for release
    Species formerly present
  • Tui Home Slide Kakariki
    Yellow-crowned Kakariki
  • Koru Native Wildlife Centre
    Koru Native Wildlife Centre
  • Conservation Park
    Tui Nature Reserve
    Mature and regenerating native bush

Wasp control and eradication of rodents

Tui Nature Reserve would like to thank Richard Toft (insect ecologist) for his advice regarding wasp control.

The donated new bait stations from his company Entecol worked out really well and we are pleased to confirm a successful eradication of the wasps in the beech forest this season. The booming insect life is evidence of this. We are also keen to be involved in the process of developing new technologies regarding this huge problem for the NZ flora and fauna.

The eradication of rodents on Tui Nature Reserve is well on the way but sometimes we are entering unexpected problems, like a booming Weka population. Weka's are incredibly curious and investigate anything new in their territory. This includes the rat trap and monitoring tunnels. The interference from the Weka is effecting the data collected from the rat-grid and to avoid this new ideas are necessary.

We like to thank Bruce Thomas (Ka Mate traps) for his time and donated stations to improve our rat-grids by designing a new vertical set up. Still in an early stage but this new set-up looks very promising.

We keep you posted!!

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Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust

Email: | Phone: +64 (0)27 4483447

Private Bag 65023, Havelock 7150 Marlborough