Great Barrier Island, Aotea is the largest island within the Hauraki Gulf, situated 93 km northeast of Auckland. We are lucky in that we don’t have some of the pest animals present elsewhere in New Zealand. There are currently no possums, mustelids (i.e. stoats, ferrets or weasels), hedgehogs, Norway rats, goats, deer, wallabies and other such pests. However, we do have other pest animals in which we trap for Ship rat, Kiore rat, Rabbit and Feral cat. Pest animals such as rats threaten the survival of many native species such as wētā, snails, lizards and birds. They eat almost anything, including our native species and their food sources.
With over 40 years combined experience in pest animal control to draw upon, we have significant knowledge and experience in trapping and pre and post environmental monitoring.
We are passionate about our environment and choose to undertake our works poison free. We want to help leave a legacy for future generations to enjoy.