Vertebrate / Native Pest Management
Protecting Australia’s precious native flora and fauna
Vertebrate pests are skeletal animals who have established large populations across Australia and whose numbers impact heavily on agriculture and environment.
Several pest animals are introduced species which threaten the survival of many of Australia’s native animals and plants and have greatly contributed to the demise of countless Australian marsupials.
Some native Australian wildlife can also become a threat to humans and cause damage to property. Naturecall have undertaken extensive vertebrate/Native Pest Management Programs and have the required permits and specialties in the management and control of native wildlife which are deemed as pests.
Some of the more common vertebrate pests we can manage and control include:-
Feral cats – Feral cats are found in most habitats across Australia and prey on small Australian marsupials. Feral cats have caused the extinction of some species on islands and have contributed to the disappearance of many ground-dwelling birds and mammals on the mainland. Feral cat control and management is difficult due to the lack of effective and humane control techniques, as well as the presence of domestic cats. More about how we can help with Feral Cats
White Ibis – The White Ibis is a native wetland bird and part of our unqiue Australian heritage. Unfortunately over the past 30 or 40 years the numbers of White Ibis birds have increased dramatically in some urban areas, and have become a problem to humans and other bird wildlife. This over abundance in population, due largely to the decline in their natural breeding grounds and habitats, places an important emphasis on the need to monitor and manage the White Ibis population. More about our skills and experience in Managing Ibis Populations
Feral pigs – Not only can feral or wild pigs carry diseases, but they also cause crop damage, soil erosion, water fouling and prey on livestock and native animals.
Wild dogs – Wild dogs include dingoes and other hybrid breeds which prey on Australian native wildlife and livestock.
Foxes – Introduced to Australia in 1800’s, foxes can cause serious damage to livestock, particularly lambs and poultry, and also prey on small native species.
Rabbits – Rabbits largely destroy native grasses and pastures and as a result cause serious erosion problems.
Deer – Feral deer are one of Australia’s worst emerging pest problems, causing damage both to the natural environment and agricultural businesses.
Mice and rats – Aside from causing damage to crops, mice and rats can reach plague proportions due to their prolific breeding habits, and can also and bring about diseases and spoil stock feeds and agricultural food stores.
Naturecall have a unique understanding of vertebrate pests, both in a research and management capacity and on the ground eradication services.
We have been involved in numerous education and research programs around Australia involving dingo monitoring and rabbit population compliance and work closely with universities, farmers and government bodies to ensure effective, timely solutions are introduced.
Please contact us on 1300 319 954 for more information on our Australia wide vertebrate pest management services.