The Queensland Government developed the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative to support wild dog, feral cat and other weed and pest animal management projects primarily in drought-affected communities.
Successful long-term management of pest animals relies on cooperation with neighbours and the coordination of control activities.
Some chemical and physical control techniques can be hazardous to people, stock and property, and current legislation enforces strict guidelines for their use. When choosing a control option, landowners may need to seek advice from their local government or Biosecurity Queensland.
Agricultural chemical products should always be used in accordance with label instructions or permits issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Control activities promoted by Biosecurity Queensland comply with the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.
Information about fumigation, a chemical control method
Information about commonly used methods of chemical control for pest animals including baiting, fumigation and spraying
Information about shooting: a physical control method for pest animals.
Information about fencing as a physical control method
Information about two types of biological control that are used in Queensland to control rabbits: rabbit calicivirus disease and myxomatosis.
Information about trapping, a physical control method for pest animals
Information about guard dogs, a physical livestock control method.
Information about harbour destruction, a physical control method used to prevent or reduce pest infestation
Flying fox control methods research
Flying fox control methods research report which identifies actions of the Flying Fox Consultative Committee. Authored by Biosecurity Queensland February 2009.
Information about baiting, a commonly used method of chemical control for invasive animals
Feral pig control
Control methods for the control of feral pigs
- PestSmart YouTube videos for pest management (CRC)
- Humane capture, handling or destruction of feral animal procedures
- Wild dog control fact sheets