Pest Animals


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Pest Animals

Feral possum.

There are a number of feral animals living in the wild in Marlborough. Many of these are threatening our native ecosystems and productive agricultural land. Generally the distribution of these animals is widespread and without everyone undertaking a level of responsibility the impact of these species can be detrimental.

Below are the animals identified in the Regional Pest Management Strategy as "pest" in Marlborough.

Total control pest animals


Containment control pest animals

Feral rabbits


Surveillance pest animals

Invasive ants

Pest information

Information on the above pests and other pest animals such as wasps, is available in the biosecurity section of this website as it is of value to know more about these animals and how they can be controlled.

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Feral rabbit.
Invasive ant.