Archive: RODENTICIDE

Risk assessment of rodenticide use in New Zealand: An overview

Broad-scale field application of vertebrate pesticides in NZ is internationally conspicuous. However the risks of such activities are not taken lightly. Use patterns reflect a balance between managing the severe […]

Eradication of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus and house mouse (Mus musculus) from Motuihe Island, New Zealand

Motuihe Island is located within the Waitemata Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. Mice (Mus musculus) and Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) were introduced to this island at an unknown date. Rabbits (Oryctolagus […]

Behaviour, coagulopathy and pathology of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) poisoned with brodifacoum

Brodifacoum is a second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide used widely for controlling brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in New Zealand. We determined its toxic effects on possums to make inferences about the welfare […]