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Rabbits

Rabbits occur in many parts of Otago, particularly in grassy areas with low rainfall. Rabbits compete for food, reducing the available grazing for stock and decreasing the financial returns to landowners.

Rabbit

On highly rabbit-prone land rabbits can also increase in areas of bare ground and disturb soils, increasing of the risk of erosion.

Management and control

Controlling rabbits is the responsibility of the land owner/ occupier. Depending on the size of your rabbit problem, there are a range of control methods. Find out more from the brochure below.

Rabbit control brochure

The most effective control will result from a well-planned and well-timed operation using methods suitable for your property and its rabbit numbers.

Before taking action, consider all practical strategies and take expert advice to ensure that you choose the most effective method for your property.

Rabbit control contractors

Below is a list of contractors who undertake rabbit control in the Otago region and who have attended one of our rabbit control workshops.

This list is provided solely to assist in contacting rabbit control contractors. None of the contractors are employees or agents of the Otago Regional Council.

We give no warranty and makes no representation about the services, skills or competence of any contractor and have no liability to any person who uses any of the contractors listed below.

 

Downer NZ Ltd
(t/a Excell Biosecurity)

922A Luggate-Cromwell Road
RD 3
Mount Pisa 9383
Gavin Udy (Project Manager)
Gavin.Udy@downer.co.nz
03 441 8233
021 687 164

Robert Andrew
R.D. Andrews Contracting Ltd
62 Lower Manorburn Dam Road
Galloway
RD 3
Alexandra 9393
robbo5@extra.co.nz
027 434 3574

Allpest
Garry Hilton
PO Box 107
Cromwell
allpestnz@gmail.com
www.allpest.co.nz
03 4450177
0272059809

Otago Pest Services
82 Burn Cottage Road
Cromwell
hughesjb.m@extra.co.nz
03 445 0310
027 277 4556

Stephen Dickson
srdservices@gmail.com
killthatrabbit.wordpress.com
021 858 075

S Barton
174 Camphill Road
Wanaka
Phoenixspbltd@gmail.com
www.phoenixkennels.co.nz/pest-control.php
03 443 9398

021 0227 7173

 

Evan Butters
165 McArthur Road
RD 1
Alexandra
ejbutters@xtra.co.nz
03 449 268
027 251 4859

Doug Maxwell
178 McGregor Road
RD 1
Alexandra 9391
dougmaxwell@xtra.co.nz
03 449 2660
0274 341 070

 

Alec Butters
165 McArthur Road
RD 1
Alexandra
Alecbutters@hotmail.com
03 449 2688
022 687 7414

Pest Busters Ltd
Don Mayes
95 Martin Road
Fairfield
Dunedin
pestbusters@xtra.co.nz
03 488 2921
0274 954 813

Mainland Vector Contracting Ltd 
PO Box 50 
Rangiora 7440 
Tony McNutt
tony@mainlandvector.co.nz
027 462 6214

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