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Pest Control 

Some plants and animals can impact on our environment which in turn can hurt tourism and agriculture. Together, we need to manage pests to protect our ecosystems and economy.

Please note:  Otago’s pest plan is currently being reviewed. Click here for more information and to have your say.

Pest management helps prevent the spread and impact of pest animals and plants in Otago. The Pest Management Plan targets a range of pest plants and animals. We conduct research and monitoring exercises, as well as providing advice on best practice, and landowner and land occupier obligations. 

If you're a land occupier, you are responsible for ensuring you control pest plants and animals in accordance with the rules in the pest strategy. 


Animal Pests

Animal pests are usually competitive and adaptable - they can threaten natural ecosystems and commercial crops. Pest animals that are controlled in Otago are described below. 

Rabbit control contractors

Below is a list of contractors who undertake rabbit control in the Otago region and who have attended an ORC rabbit control workshop.

This list is provided solely to assist in contacting rabbit control contractors, none of the contractors is an employee or agent of the ORC.

The ORC gives no warranty and makes no representation about the services, skills or competence of any contractor. The ORC has no liability to any person who uses any of the contractors in the below document.

Contractors List

Plant Pests

Pest plants threaten the survival of native plants and even some native animals, they are also a threat to commercial crops.

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