In response to Community request, Blackwood Biosecurity has prioritised three vertebrate pests for special focus initially, namely European Red Fox, Feral Pigs and European Rabbits. They are all Declared Pests.
The Feral Cat is also of great concern to the community and the Western Australian Government is currently considering its Declaration.
We know that feral animal control isn’t easy. We worry about handling baits. We worry about our dogs. We don’t always have success with trapping. We don’t always see these ferals and can’t measure the damage they are doing. But they are there, and they do pose an enormous threat to the environment, to wildlife, to agriculture, to our pets and domestic animals and to our way of life.
Feral animals need to be controlled humanely at all times and Blackwood Biosecurity can help.
Declared Pest control can only be successful in a strategic co-ordinated approach across the whole of the landscape. Everyone needs to be involved and everyone needs to be resourced and supported. Our 2018/19 Draft Operational Plan aims to begin that process.