Possums eat native plants and are a major predator of our native birds, preying on eggs and chicks. By keeping possum numbers low, our native wildlife and bush get a chance to thrive. Along with possums, 1080 also kills rats and stoats indirectly when they scavenge on poisoned possum carcasses. This triple hit provides a breeding window for birds that is crucial to increasing chick survival.
Our pest control work is often done in conjunction with the Department of Conservation to achieve the greatest biodiversity benefits.