Council organises and carries out up to six coordinated 1080 baiting campaigns for wild dogs, pigs and foxes each year. The baiting service for landholders does not incur a cost and a great deal of effort is focused on achieving high participation rates amongst landholders.
Coordinated baiting with 1080 is the most economical way of achieving effective control of these pests across a large area. Non-participation by landholders in baiting programs is the biggest barrier to achieving effective control. If you or someone you know has pest animals but is reluctant to bait, please contact one of Council’s pest management officers to discuss steps that can be taken when baiting to reduce the risk of poisoning to domestic animals and non-target wildlife.