Warragul Urban Landcare members have been busy over the January with a Pindone baiting program.
The residents of Toorongo Court and surrounding areas have again participated in a Summer rabbit baiting program. Using funding obtained through the Landcare network and in partnership with the Baw Baw Shire and Dominic Bromilow from Deeper Green Integrated Pest Management Warragul Urban Landcare members have had their properties baited with Pindone carrot baits.
Forty eight bait stations were commissioned on member’s properties in the Toorongo Court, Buntine Drive, Lardners Track and surrounding areas area over the last month. In all 175 kg of Pindone Carrot were laid over seven baiting sessions. So far the summer baiting program has reduced the number of rabbits being counted along with many rabbit carcasses being disposed of.
Property owners will now use a range of techniques including ongoing baiting, collapsing of burrows and vegetation removal to keep this pest at bay in the ongoing effort to reduce rabbit numbers in the area.
Signs were placed at the entrance to property's undertaking the baiting. The dead rabbits were collected and disposed of.
A reminder to pet owners in the area they should keep their pets on a leash and watch them while in the area to make sure they don’t eat any dead rabbits. Local vets have been notified and have the Vitamin K1 antidotal available.
If poisoning occurs get to a doctor or hospital quickly. FIRST AID:Vitamin K1 (phytomenadione) is antidotal.
The program aims to reduce the economic and environmental damage caused by rabbits.
For more information about the baiting program, please contact Megan on 5623 3263 or firstname.lastname@example.org