Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) advises that aerial application of carrot baits containing the poison Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) for the control of rabbits will occur in the Triangle Block from 16 July 2012 or as soon as is practical thereafter.
Description of the area: Triangle Block, South Canterbury
The area being treated involves up to 450ha of Crown administered land adjacent to Irishman Creek Station adjoining the Tekapo Canal.
Please note that the aerial application of the toxic bait will be preceded by aerial application of non-toxic carrot baits to ensure against bait shyness. All poison baits are dyed green for bird protection and identification.
The pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. The area is to be treated with caution until February 2013 or six months from application.
Notice boards will have the map of the treatment area displayed for public notification and the public are warned against trespass and the removal of carcasses or baits, and are advised that both bait and carcasses are dangerous to humans and deadly to dogs.
DO NOT touch or eat bait
DO NOT EAT animals from this area
DO NOT bring dogs into this area
Further information is also available from Boffa Miskell Ltd during office hours on 0800 638 943, by writing to PO Box 110, Christchurch, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The pesticide will be applied by Excell Biosecurity, Contact: Brian Bedford, 03 436 0819 or 021 687 126.