You are here
The efficacy of bait stations (200 litre drum cut in half longitudinally) for the broadacre control of rabbits was compared to that obtained with standard trail baiting procedures in the southern agricultural region of Western Australia. Bait stations were tested with and without the provision of pre-feed. The bait used was a 1.0% 1080 One-shot oat mix, and corresponding experimental control sites were treated with unpoisoned oats. Spotlight counts over three consecutive nights were used to determine the relative changes in rabbit abundance before, and several times after, baiting which allowed an estimate of efficacy.