Spring into fox baiting

Claire HockleyPRODUCTION ADVICE - AUGUST 2021 - INVASIVE SPECIES

By Claire Hockley
Biosecurity Officer

M: 0419 839 049 | E: claire.hockley@lls.nsw.gov.au

Our spring fox baiting campaign will kick off in the first week of September. Keep anCover of Feral Fighters spring fox baiting booklet eye out for our Feral Fighters booklet - in your mailbox soon – which contains information about bait drop off locations across the region.

However, please remember that there are requirements you need to fulfil to enable you to take part in the program.

To obtain and use 1080 or Pindone baits in NSW, you must be accredited with an AQF3 Chemical Accreditation or a Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training (VPIT) course accreditation.  Our free VPIT course can be taken face-to-face (see dates and locations below), or is also offered online. The course takes you through the legal responsibilities, safety requirements and practical considerations for effective use of baits and pesticides. It takes approximately two hours to complete and is valid for five years.

As mentioned, if you prefer face-to-face training, we will be running the VPIT course at various locations across the Murray region:

Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training – dates & locations

Bookings call 1300 795 299

26 August

1:00pm

Moulamein Bowling Club

27 August

9:30am

Deniliquin LLS Office

30 August

9:30am

Jerilderie LLS Office

8 November

9:30am

Albury LLS Office

11 November

9:30am

Holbrook RSL Club

Once you have successfully completed the VPIT course, you can contact your local Biosecurity Officer to discuss your baiting options for foxes, wild dogs, feral pigs and rabbits.

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