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Harbour destruction

Harbour destruction includes ripping warrens, mowing, burning and slashing, and removing debris such as logs, piles of waste timber and car bodies.

It is an effective method for preventing the build-up of pests such as mice, or reducing existing infestations of rabbits in warrens. The ripping of rabbit warrens will also reduce the capacity of rabbits to repopulate an area following a baiting program.

Warren destruction is an important follow-up for long-term control of rabbit populations. Equipment including bulldozers, excavators, backhoes and tractor-mounted rippers can be used to completely destroy rabbit warren systems.

Please check requirements of other legislation if harbour destruction involves removing native plants or is undertaken in a waterway.

Further information

Last updated 01 July 2016