Jason Neville is a Pest Management Officer with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. In this video, Jason and Paul Meek (project officer with the Invasive Animals CRC) discuss and demonstrate the use of both a silo mesh or heat-shaped trap and the panel trap for catching feral pigs.
Pigs arrived in Australia with the First Fleet and today feral populations inhabit around 40% of Australia.Feral pigs cause agricultural damage through predation of newborn lambs, reduction in crop yields, damage to fences and water sources, and competition with stock for feed by consuming or damaging pasture. They also are considered a major threat to stock as a potential carrier of exotic diseases, with the major concern being their role as a reservoir for Foot-And-Mouth Disease should it ever become established in Australia or New Zealand.
- PestSmart Toolkit for feral pigs: www.pestsmart.org.au/pest-animal-species/feral-pig/
- This video on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBB2OfHvbrc
- PestSmart YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/PestSmart