Baiting: Pindone with carrots/oats

Pindone is an anticoagulant poison and acts by reducing blood clotting. Pindone bait is mixed with fresh carrots or shelf stable oats and spread on disturbed ground in a trail manually or mechanically.

Pindone is an anticoagulant poison and acts by reducing blood clotting. Pindone bait is mixed with fresh carrots or shelf stable oats and spread on disturbed ground in a trail manually or mechanically.

Bait programs include monitoring to determine rabbit populations and feeding zones, laying a trail without poison (free feed to attract rabbits) and then laying a trail with poison.

For maximum effectiveness a number of feeds over several days are required. Bait trails with freshly disturbed soil and fresh product will attract rabbits. Covered bait stations can prevent bait being taken by other species.

On each day of the control program (when poison baits are being used), the baited area and surrounding areas must be thoroughly searched for dead rabbits and unused bait. Carcasses must be collected and properly disposed of to lessen the risk to non-target species. Use strictly in accordance with label directions.

Late summer to early autumn when green feed levels are low, prior to ripping or fumigation.
Monitoring the program before and after baiting. Follow up with control methods such as warren destruction with ripping or fumigation and/or exclusion fencing to control re-invasion.

Pindone is more costly than 1080 and may require a longer period (multiple feeds) to achieve the desired result. It has been known to cause deaths to non-target species e.g.  kangaroos and bandicoots. It is also toxic to a number of birds (for example, parrots and eagles) and domestic animals (sheep, horses and cattle). Secondary poisoning of dogs, cats and other animals may occur if carcasses are not removed and disposed of according to label directions. An antidote is available.

Pindone is a useful option for controlling rabbits, but only where the associated potential risks to non-target species can be managed adequately.

Caution is required when implementing a baiting program. The choice of bait should be based on factors such as local conditions and experience. Seek advice and always follow directions as specified on the label.


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