Feral Animals We Control

feral deer control

Feral Deer

Feral deer, while being Australia's second favourite feral animal to hunt, have become a significant concern in Australia due to their increasing populations and the diverse range of problems they create. Feral deer cause significant damage to natural waterways, cause competition over feed, pose a major risk to cars and other traffic, and contribute to the spread of disease.

One of the major methods of feral deer control is recreational hunting. Here in NSW we have regulated hunting in state forests, which is very effective at controlling their numbers as well as providing a great opportunity for recreational hunters to harvest some of the best free-range meat available. National Parks and private properties still mainly rely on professional contract shooters and trapping programs to control their numbers.

Feral Pigs

Feral pigs, also known as wild pigs or wild boars, are a significant problem in Australia. They pose various ecological, agricultural, and environmental challenges. Over the last few years, we've had significant amounts of rainfall which has created the perfect breeding conditions, resulting in an explosion in feral pig numbers across rural parts of Australia. Feral pigs contribute significantly to the spread of disease, agricultural damage, competition over feed, and destruction of native habitat.

Efforts at feral pig control in Australia are ongoing and require a coordinated approach from professional contact shooters performing aerial and ground culling, recreational hunters who assist farmers, and farmers who run baiting and trapping programs.

Feral pig control
feral pigeon control

Feral Pigeons

Feral pigeons, also known as flying rats, primarily pose issues in urban areas. These feral birds are often found in urban areas, where they can become a nuisance by roosting on buildings, ledges, and public spaces, leading to issues like unsightly droppings, noise, and health concerns. Additionally, feral pigeons can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans and other animals, and their droppings may contain pathogens that pose health risks. In rural areas, they can damage crops and gardens, leading to economic losses for farmers and gardeners.

Professional contract shooters specifically licensed for non-rural and public access areas are the most effective method for feral pigeon control. Specially tuned air rifles for close-range work prevent damage to buildings and surrounding infrastructure, as well as being very quiet helps not to alarm any nearby civilians. In these operations we liaise with police and other authorities to ensure a safe and successful program. 

Indian Myna Birds

The Indian myna bird, an introduced species in Australia, has become a notable invasive pest due to its adverse impact on local ecosystems and urban environments. One of the primary issues associated with Indian mynas is their aggressive competition with native bird species for resources. They often dominate native birds, displacing them from their natural habitats and leading to declines in native populations. Furthermore, Indian mynas readily nest in urban and suburban areas, including roof cavities and tree hollows, causing structural damage and posing a threat to human health and property.

Much like feral pigeon control, professional contract shooters specifically licensed for non-rural and public access areas are the most effective method for Indian Myna bird control. Specially tuned air rifles for close-range work prevent damage to buildings and surrounding infrastructure, as well as being very quiet helps not to alarm any nearby civilians. In these operations we liaise with police and other authorities to ensure a safe and successful program. 

Indian Myna birds control
Feral cat control

Feral Cats

Feral cats are a significant environmental and ecological problem in Australia. These introduced predators have established populations throughout the country and pose several threats and problems, the worst of which is the threat to native wildlife. Feral cats are opportunistic predators and have been implicated in the decline and extinction of many native Australian species, including mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. They are particularly skilled at hunting ground-nesting birds and small mammals.

Feral cat control is quite difficult due to cats being great predators. However, professional contract shooting programs, and baiting and trapping programs can be very effective in controlling their numbers and reducing their impact on our native wildlife.

Wild Dogs

Wild dogs, often referred to as "dingoes" or "feral dogs" in Australia, pose several problems and challenges in the country. These issues are similar to those posed by feral cats and pigs. Major issues include predation on livestock, impact on native wildlife, and disease transmission.

Effective methods of wild dog control include baiting and trapping, exclusion fencing, guard animals, professional contract shooting and aerial culling.

Wild dog control
feral fox control

Foxes

Foxes are invasive feral animal in Australia, causing problems like predation on native wildlife, damage to agriculture, soil erosion, and disease transmission. They are particularly damaging to ground nesting birds and other small marsupials.

Fox control methods include baiting, professional contract shooting, recreational hunting, trapping, fencing, and public awareness campaigns to reduce their negative impact on the environment and economy.

Rabbits

Rabbits are an introduced species in Australia, and they have become invasive feral animals, causing a range of ecological, agricultural, and environmental problems. Rabbits, in particular, are known for their prolific grazing habits, which can significantly impact native vegetation, leading to habitat degradation and loss of plant diversity. Their burrowing behaviour contributes to soil erosion, exacerbating habitat issues. They can also carry diseases like rabbit hemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis.

Hares, while less numerous than rabbits, also present challenges. They are known to feed on a wide range of plants, including grains and vegetables, causing crop damage and economic losses. Similar to rabbits, hares can compete with native herbivores for food resources, potentially impacting native species.

Efforts to manage these populations in Australia involve control programs, including baiting, trapping, professional contract shooting, recreational hunting, and biological control measures like the release of specific viruses.

 

feral rabbit and hare control

Need Help Controlling Any Of These Feral Animals?

If you are experiencing issues with any of these feral animals, please get in touch with us now. Our feral animal control programs can help rid your property or place of business of these feral animals.

 

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Locations We Operate

Newcastle - Lake Macquarie - Central Coast - Hunter Valley - Tamworth - New England Area - NSW State-wide

We aren't afraid of travel so if you have a rabbit and hare control need outside these locations, please let us know!