Description of the Control Area
The Cape Jackson control area is situated near the head of Queen Charlotte Sound. It extends from Cape Jackson Point in the north to Jacksons Head in the south and takes in an area of approx. 700 hectares. Refer attached map. All land in the control area is privately held and no public access is permitted.
Method of Control
Helicopters will be used to aerially apply non-toxic prefeed bait and bait containing the toxin 1080 to the control area. These will be equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) hardware and calibrated buckets to ensure accurate bait placement and adherence to operational boundaries. Supplemental ground control, using hand-laid 1080 pellets, may be undertaken around sensitive areas and other places unsuitable for aerial methods.
The Cape Jackson operation is scheduled to commence from 5/07/2021. The operation will begin with the aerial application of non-toxic cereal pre-feed pellets. This will be followed five or more days later by the aerial application of cereal pellets containing biodegradable 1080.
Non-toxic prefeed baits are in the form of a cylindrical cereal pellet, approximately two centimetres in diameter and sandy coloured (not-dyed). Prefeed contains a cinnamon lure to attract target species.
Toxic baits are in the form of a cylindrical cereal pellet, approximately two centimetres in diameter, with each bait containing 0.15% of Sodium fluoroacetate (1080). Toxic baits are dyed green to deter birds and contain a cinnamon lure to attract target species.
The pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Always remember:
- DO NOT touch or eat the bait
- WATCH CHILDREN at all times
- DO NOT EAT animals from this area or from within the “buffer zone” outside the treatment area boundary.
- Toxic baits and carcasses are DEADLY to DOGS
Toxin warning signs will be installed at main entry points to the private land where this operation will take place, and at various boat access points in the surrounding area. Warning signs indicate that pesticide residues may still remain in baits and carcasses, possibly for more than six months. Observe these precautions whenever you see toxin warning signs present.
**If you suspect poisoning
Contact your local hospital, or dial 111
National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON – 0800 764 766
In the case of a domestic animal being poisoned, contact a local veterinarian.
For further information please contact
Cape Jackson Operation Controller
Vector Free Marlborough Limited
PO Box 5171, Springlands, Blenheim 7241
Free Phone: 0508 548 008