Jim's Bunny Hunters
Specialist Pest Control
New Zealands only MPI/Government permitted ferreters.
Pests being pests?
We're here to help
Rabbits can be a major problem, not only to large farms and lifestyle blocks but to smaller urban properties as well. On a large scale they compete with stock for food, ruin pasture by digging up plants and they dig dangerous burrows, which if stepped in by stock or horses can cause broken legs which can at the very least cause expensive vet bills but can also mean the end of the road for that animal. In urban areas the dangers are less severe but they are still a nuisance, they will eat your vegetable gardens and dig holes under outhouses, decks and fences which can be dangerous to people as well as pets. So if you're sick and tired of rabbits digging and destroying your property then you've come to the right place. We specialise in no poison management of rabbits and hares including rabbit proof fencing around sections or buildings. Why not give us a call, we offer a free no obligation quote so you have nothing to lose but your rabbit problem.
Possums are an invasive species from Australia that do millions of dollars worth of damage a year in New Zealand. They destroy native flora by stripping the trees and shrubs they feed on, quite often leading to the death of those plants.
They can also carry TB which can be spread to cattle and occasionally to humans.
There are other reasons for wanting to remove possums from your property too. They can do some serious damage to pets and people as they have some incredibly long sharp claws.
Stoats, Ferrets and Weasels are all members of the Mustelid family and all three pose a great threat to New Zealand's fragile native bird life. Ground dwelling birds like Kiwi are particularly vulnerable, but Mustelids will also climb trees while in search of food and as they are primarily nocturnal they will often come across sleeping birds and take advantage. They can also be a large problem for chicken farmers and people who keep birds in aviaries as they can be hard to keep out because of their size and ability to rip, chew and squeeze into buildings and cages.
Despite seeming relatively harmless, birds can cause massive loss and damage for farms and building owners. Pigeons are notorious for leaving excrement in unwanted places, and can cause damage while roosting in undesirable places. They are also more than happy to take seed from freshly sewn paddocks which can result in farmers having to resow crops. Pukeko, while rather pretty and intriguing with their prehistoric looks, can cause massive damage and financial loss in areas where they can reach prolific numbers. They can pull and disturb plants and contaminate waterways, ponds and troughs leaving them undrinkable for stock. Magpies are another invasive pest from Australia. Although very intelligent, they prey on native fauna and area chicks from the nest of songbirds etc. They are also well known to cause fairly serious injuries to people and animals by dive bombing and attacking “intruders” on their turf. Especially during nesting season. If there is another bird that has your feathers ruffled, give us a call and we can discuss options with you.
They may look just like our pets and seem cute, cuddley and harmless but feral cats, like Mustelids are an enormous problem to native birdlife. However unlike Mustelids, cats kill for fun not just out of need which means one cat can take over 100 native animals per year. Feral cat populations can be hard to control because people sometimes don't realise the damage they can do and can feed and encourage them to hang around, because of this not only do they affect our native species they also e
affect our pets. Just like pets, feral cats will fight over territory and this can lead to injured animals and hefty vet bills.
They can also be an absolute nightmare if you keep chickens, aviary birds or other small animals.