Why are feral cats considered pests in New Zealand?
Feral cats are widespread in New Zealand. They’re not simply stray cats – strays still interact with human beings when it suits them. Feral cats live in the wild and don’t interact with or rely on human beings at all.
Feral cats are a major threat to our wildlife, impacting on almost all wildlife habitats below the snow line. Here, they prey on rabbits, birds and bird eggs, rats, hares, bats, lizards, mice, wētā, and other insects. Sadly, many of our bird, lizard, and bat species are classified as either at risk or endangered. Ground-nesting birds such as dotterels, black stilts, and kiwi are particularly vulnerable to predation by feral cats.
Feral cat control in New Zealand is essential to protect and enhance our native species, particularly those that are endangered or at risk.
Feral cat control products
Got a feral cat problem? We can help, whether your problem’s big or small. Our feral cat control products are more humane, environmentally friendly, and innovative.
Toxins and traps – to deal with the feral cat problem humanely
Bait stations – to put toxic baits and prefeed in
Lures and prefeed (non-toxic) – to attract feral cats to toxic baits or traps
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