Fox baiting


Hi,


I was just wondering if anyone out there has any tips for fox baiting? How close together do you put out your baits?


111 days ago

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Response from Lyn Duncan:

“If its your local council doing the baiting program ask them, or see if they have a pest management officer. You will probably need a permit to even get the poison and there are strict regulations on their use.
Follow the safely directions -you dont want to accidentally poison something you weren't intending to eg quolls and goannas, yourself, your pets.”


Airlie
-Founder Farm Table and Mixed Farmer
104 days ago

Hi Hannah, a response from James Austen:

“Pretty sure you should get advice from whichever organisation sold you the fox baits as to best practice. Their recommendations are normally based on science.” 


Hope that’s helpful.


Airlie
-Founder Farm Table and Mixed Farmer
105 days ago
Cont. “Farm Table in nsw, it’s handled by Local Land Services. With manufactured fox baits, it’s critical to use them correctly as 1080 poison has no antidote and Foxes will do things like hide them in caches in logs for ‘use later’ and the 1080 will resist in the bait for extended periods of time in the absence of moisture.”
Airlie | 104 days

Response from Lyn Duncan:

“If its your local council doing the baiting program ask them, or see if they have a pest management officer. You will probably need a permit to even get the poison and there are strict regulations on their use.
Follow the safely directions -you dont want to accidentally poison something you weren't intending to eg quolls and goannas, yourself, your pets.”


Airlie
-Founder Farm Table and Mixed Farmer
104 days ago

Response from Trilby Aldridge:


“Call DEW (department of Environment and Water) for professional advice, some of my co-workers are the people that handle baiting programs. It's important for baiting to be co-ordinated in a region to get maximum effect, it's far less use if one property baits while the pests are breeding up next door. They try to organise a whole area to work together at once.”


Airlie
-Founder Farm Table and Mixed Farmer
104 days ago
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