OUR SERVICES

General Pest Control - Commercial & Domestic


General Pest Control is by far the widest category of pests that we treat for home owners, commercial properties and recreational environments. We utilise a number of safe and efficient techniques to eradicate insect pests such as cockroaches, spiders, ants, flies, moths, bedbugs, mosquitoes, midges, stored food pests, fleas, bees, silverfish and other minor pests found in these areas. We are commited to providing our customers with a high level of service. Wildpest Management also meets the principles of the HACCP developed for the food industry.




Feral Animal Management - Wild Dogs


Wild dogs are declared feral animals under the BIO Security Act. All land holders are required to reduce the number of wild dogs on their properties. The presence of domestic dog genes in Wild Dogs can cause variations in colour and body size. Colours range from brindle, ginger, black or a mixture of colours and it is not uncommon for them to display the white socks and a white chest patches similar to the Dingo. Their home range can vary from 25 to 50 Kilometres which they will regularly pad. They mark their territories by depositing faeces and mark scent posts as a warning to other dogs to keep out. Wild dogs consume a wide range of pray and will often kill and eat according to their needs. In grazing areas, they will harass and kill sheep and calves without often eating them. They can cause huge losses of stock within a short period of time. Wild dogs are the primary host for hydatids and other diseases, extreme care should be taken when handling them.
Wild dog management needs to be approached in a co-ordinated manner which involves a group approach (you and the neighbours). Baiting programs should be conducted with local authorities, with follow up trapping and shooting programs which Wildpest Management can conduct. Some areas are not suitable for baiting due to restrictions and laws on bait placement - this is where trapping programs need to be conducted. Prior to any trapping programs conducted we will sit down and plan the program with you, keep you informed of the outcomes provide a report and further information on our findings.




Fumigation Services - Rabits & Foxes


The Fox was introduced into Australia in 1860 as a hunting animal. It became classed as a pest species within 30 years. Foxes are a declared pest in all Australian states and territories. This animal has few natural enemies and is highly adaptable. It is a very successful coloniser which allows them to survive in peri-urban and rural areas. Foxes breed once a year over a period of two to three weeks in early winter, litter size varies from four to ten cubs, and disperse from the den aged six to nine months. Foxes survive on a varied diet ranging from lambs, poultry, insects, native species, fruit and berry crops. To control foxes we use a number of different methods - we can conduct trapping using soft jaw foot traps or cage traps, or shooting programs. We are licenced with Queensland Health to conduct fumigation of dens when they are active. In Queensland, under the Pest Management Act, it is an offence to conduct fumigation unless you are licenced.




Feral Bird Control & Management


Since the 1800's, birds have been introduced to Australia for the purpose of controlling insects, and domestication for food or sport. However, most of the introduced birds are now pests which need to be controlled.

Introduced bird species have adapted very well to the environment. There is an abundance of food and shelter for nesting and roosting. People also contribute to the problem by deliberately feeding or allowing birds to feed from rubbish.

Feral bird management has become a large problem in the urban and rural environment with bird populations steadily increasing.

Some of the feral bird species are responsible for the spread of bird diseases and can cause of health issues in humans.

We have also seen an increase in the displacement of our native bird populations due to the aggressive nature and nesting habits of these birds.

We employ a variety of materials and methods to counter these feral invaders such as:

- Physical Barriers (bird netting, bird spike and track systems)

- Chemical Baits and Gels

- Trapping
- Trained Dogs

- ​Vigilante Helikites and Eco Hawk Kites. Vigilante Helikites are superb for scaring flocks of pest birds as it is able to enter their safe flight zone (Zero to 200 ft.) and mimics predator birds hovering and swooping. We are the Australian distributors of Vigilante Helikites and Eco Hawk Kites we do supply directly to users.

- Lethal destruction (shooting). This has an instant effect on the bird population and is an ideal solution for commercial premises. We are fully licenced and have the experience to conduct this type of pest management.

Main species of Feral Birds include:

- Feral Pigeon (Colomba livia)
- Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
- Sparrows (Passer domesticus)
- Starlings (Stumus vulgaris)
- Peacocks (Pavo afropavo)
- Little Corella (Cacatua sanguinea)
- Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)




Drone Assisted Thermal Imagery for Pest Animals


Australia is the world's 6th largest country. In 2015, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators, it was reported that the Agricultural land in Australia made 47.63%. This study refers to Agricultural land as "the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures". Drone Assisted Thermal Imagery plays an important role in determining animal distribution and density by monitoring and tracking Feral Animal activity. This helps to provide land owners with accurate and precise population estimates. These estimates form the basis of management action. Drone Assisted Thermal Imagery is a great way to capture real and timely data - as there is often high costs, time constraints and difficulty in surveying animals accross such a large areas.




Our Approach


Wildpest Management is a little different to most other pest management services as we cover a wider variety of pest species.

We are fully licenced and insured to conduct these pest management treatments and services.

Our aim is to work closely with you to develop a good relationship and understanding of your pest management issues. This allows us to provide information and tailor a range of treatment solutions best suited for you.

Health and safety issues are of utmost importance when any pest management work is being conducted, and we have well developed Standard Operating Procedures. Our vast understanding of ecology and habitat of the pests allows us to conduct treatment services without causing hazard to your family, pets and the environment.

All chemicals used are approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). We operate under the following acts for the management of Feral Animals:
- Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 (Qld)
- Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 (Qld) - Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Qld)
- Weapons Act 1990 (Qld)




General Pest Control - Rodents


Rats and Mice are responsible for enormous losses of food in storage, either by directly eating food or by rendering it inedible through contamination. As they travel around in stored food areas they cominate the areas with droppings (approx 50 per day), urine and hairs.

They play a significant role in the transmission of diseases and organisms such as fleas, lice, mites and ticks. They are also vectors for rat bite fever, leptospirosis, infectious jaundice, rat mite dermatitus, saimonellosis and and other food poisoning organisms gastro-intestinal diseases.

Another concern with rodents is their teeth are constantly growing and to combat this the gnaw on items such as timber in buildings, food containers, telephone and electrical cables which often result in costly repairs or fire damage.

Managing rodents is not simply achieved by placing baits or traps, it may require removing harbourage, rodent proofing areas and ongoing monitoring.




Feral Animal Management - Wild Cats


Cats have been in Australia since European settlement. Intentional introductions of cats into the wild occured in the late 1800's in hope that they would control rabbits, rats and mice. Feral cats occur in most parts of Australia and are a very adaptable animal. They are very good hunters because the are predominantly nocturnal and their eyes are more effective in poor light conditions. Their impact on native wildlife, birds and reptiles has led to the extinction of many species. Feral Cats are induced ovulators and can have two litters per year with an average four kittens per year. Few young survive as they are weaned at about eight weeks. Females become sexually mature at approximately one year old. They are also vectors for the spread of diseases such as Toxoplasmosis and Sarcosporidiosis these diseases can be transmitted to native animals, domestic livestock and humans. These diseases can cause infant mortality in sheep, also issues with the nervous system, blindness and respiratory problems in wildlife. It is believed that feral cats can cause health issues in humans however it is not well known or documented. To control feral cats we track, monitor, conduct trapping using cage traps, soft jaw foot traps and other aids. Feral cat trapping can be time consuming and requires high skill levels to achieve successful outcomes.

To assist with the management of Foxes and Feral Cats we have trained detection dogs.




Feral Animal Management - Deer


Feral deer cause problems such as: - Damaging native vegetation - Affect our native wildlife by competing for resources and habitat - Reduce water quality to creeks, dams and river systems through grazing and trampling - Damaging residential gardens and fences - Are a traffic hazard on roads and have caused many accidents - Attracting illegal hunting which can be very dangerous to other people and animals - Transmi diseases and parasites to humans, domestic animals and wildlife - Aggressive behaviour (from stags) during breeding season towards people and other animals such a horses. Wildpest Management has played a key role in feral animal management through education, trapping and shooting progams accross South East QLD (Brisbane and Logan areas).