Best practice pest animal management

Best practice pest animal management means using the best knowledge and tools available to achieve better social, economic and environmental outcomes from pest management.

The principles of best practice pest animal management form the basis of the widely recommended ‘strategic approach’. This involves stakeholders working together to define their pest problem, and applying planned, coordinated action – using a combination of recommended tools and techniques – that aims to reduce the damage caused by pest animals to an acceptable level. Effective monitoring and evaluation of pest management programs is also considered best practice.

It is important to consider the different aspects of pest management collectively, as one aspect often influences another.

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Understand the problem and assess the impact


Determine clear, measurable objectives


Develop & implement a plan of action


Monitor, evaluate and modify

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Last updated: September 20, 2016
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