We guarantee measurable results and a positive impact on New Zealand’s native biodiversity.
Specialists at ground control of predators in the New Zealand bush
Working with Te Araroa - New Zealand‘s Trail
Travers Saddle - Nelson Lakes National Park
NZ Bushpest provides biodiversity offsets for economic development

Conservation Fieldwork

NZ Bushpest design bespoke solutions for monitoring, controlling or eradicating pests. The availability and variety of resources, equipment and experienced employees ensures we can provide a wide range of solutions.

We provide quality fieldwork for conservation and specialise in the following: 

  • Large-scale ground control of animal pests
  • Large-scale ecological weed control around threatened plants
  • Remote locations providing zero footprint
  • Biosecurity response for offshore island sanctuaries and mainland island predator-free areas

  • Comprehensive field reports with access via secure client extranet
  • GPS/GIS mapping providing quality assurance and accountability for the client
  • Biodiversity offsetting for development

Plant Pests

NZ Bushpest has ongoing contracts identifying and protecting threatened plants and eradicating pest plant species from natural areas.

Having experienced staff and resources is vital in the battle against New Zealand's plant pest problem.  The work we do stops the spread of invasive pest plants, ensuring the preservation of threatened native plant species and their habitat.

Examples of targeted species Monitoring, control and eradication methods
  • Royal Fern
  • Mile-a-Minute
  • Wild Ginger
  • Mexican Devil
  • Pampas
  • Banana Passionfruit Vine
  • Climbing Asparagus
  • Wattle
  • Woolly Knightshade
  • Grid searching
  • Hand pulling
  • Chainsaw
  • Drilling
  • Spraying
  • Stump painting
  • Control plot monitoring

Animal Pests

We specialise in large-scale ground control of possums using Feratox cyanide and a variety of trapping methods. 

The majority of fieldwork takes place in remote locations around New Zealand protecting both the conservation estate and the New Zealand agricultural sector.

Targeted species Monitoring, control and eradication methods
  • Possums
  • Rats
  • Mustelids (Ferrets, Stoats, Weasels)
  • Feral cats
  • Hedgehogs
  • Goats
  • Pigs
  • Deer
  • Feral cattle and sheep
  • Magpies
  • Wasps
  • Live capture
  • Tracking tunnels
  • RTC monitoring
  • Mist netting
  • Bird counts
  • Bait station networks - using spurs/ridges
  • Sentry stations and maintenance for offshore pest-free islands
  • Biosecurity response for maintenance of pest-free areas
  • Pre-feeding/Toxins (involving a variety of baits and toxins)
  • Comprehensive reports
  • GPS/GIS mapping


New Zealand/Aotearoa leads the world in island conservation. Many of our offshore islands are now predator-free, and the dawn chorus rings with birdsong unheard on the mainland for many years. These predator-free islands have become the Noah's Ark of New Zealand/Aotearoa's bio-diversity. NZ Bushpest Ltd is committed to ensuring the pest-free status of these islands.