We've created factsheets for each completed aerial possum control operation within the past 12 months. The factsheets include key details about the operations, including:

  • timings
  • the area's TB history
  • operational maps.

To find out more about our other TBfree programme operations, such as ground control and wildlife surveillance, please read the appropriate TB management area notice, available through our interactive TB management area (TMA) map.

When an aerial operation is complete

Following the completion of an aerial operation there's a post-operation period in which a range of activity takes place. The first significant rain breaks down any residual baits into harmless substances. Tracks or other areas of high public use within the baited area are checked and cleared where required. The post-operation period will depend on weather conditions and the rate at which the bait and carcasses break down. Warning signs can be removed once the bait and carcasses have broken down.

After the drop - What happens once toxic baits are on the ground
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A year after an operation has been completed, a post-operational report is published on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website.