Wildlife Protection Services NZ

Field Workers

Sub-contracting field workers

Wildlife Protection Services' staff are experienced field workers and can be sub-contracted or contracted to undertake; monitoring, (rodents, mustelids, possums) trapping, (rodents, mustelids, possums) track cutting and maintenance, camp ground maintenance, poisoning of rodents, mustelids, wild cats, possums and culling. They also have wildlife handling and extensive back-country experience. 

All required certificates and licences are held. 

When contracted to complete trapping/monitoring/track cutting/poisoning etc., a health and safety plan is available, and WPS will also provide personal safety equipment to its' staff. Including first aid kit, GPS, PLB and high visibility. A radio and other forms of communication, (excluding mobile phones) are usually provided by the project contracting the team, as well as the use of a Sirtracker.

Rodent Detection Dog Service

With detection dog work, clients are sent a contract guide on what to expect from the service, responsibilities held by WPS or the client, health and safety procedures, a list of gear that will be provided, estimated time frames and after-hours services to be expected on daily rates such as report writing and GPS mapping.

The client is usually expected to provide maps, radio, water transport if required, keys to buildings that need checking and a thorough description of any dangers that may be encountered while the dog team is at work.

Rodent detection dogs are used for; presence/absence detection of rodents in pest-free areas, incursion responses (tracking and narrowing down individual rodent habitat) and trap placement, quarantine work on ships, vehicles, personal gear, equipment and structures, and aiding with surveillance/monitoring procedures. 

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WPS dog handler working with Department of Conservarion staff on N. Brothers Island

Rodent Detection Commercial Service

“… A detection dog service affordable to the every-day business…”

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  • Getting a fully certified Rodent Detection Dog and handler to search an area can costs hundreds of dollars, but here with the Rodent Detection Commercial service we have an offer for businesses to make the most of our services for an affordable price.
  • As well as searching a premises with rodent detection dogs, we can also supply automatically resetting traps that we install on-site. These traps are re-baited and re-gassed every six months.
  • csm a24p2 38ee0fbf66These traps are the latest in self-resetting technology, making it an easy, toxin-free option to have installed at your business. They will be boxed for security and are child and pet proof, dead rodents caught by the trap will not be in public view. They do not require checking on a daily basis like some single-kill designs and they never miss the target. The awesome thing about these traps is that one device can kill multiple rodents in one night, compare that to your average single-kill trap…
  • Once the premises has been searched with the dogs, and all traps have been cleared, re-baited and re-gassed, and/or other rodent work has been undertaken, the client will receive an updated Detection Certificate acknowledging to the businesses clients that their premises has been extensively searched for the presence of rodents, and has passed a rodent detection dog inspection.
  • We understand that small, local businesses have only a certain amount of budget to undertake pest control at their premises. So with the Rodent Detection Commercial initiative we have come up with the ultimate service that does not come at a huge cost. Potentially avoiding the need to get an exterminator to chemically treat your building.

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