The term ‘Vertebrate Pest’ refers to skeletal animals that have reached a population that causes problems of an economic, social or environmental nature.
In Australia, our most common pests are introduced species including rabbits, foxes, mice and rats, wild dogs, feral pigs, feral cats, and many other species that simply do not have a place in the Australian ecosystem.
These introduced species cost the Australian economy hundreds of millions of dollars annually through lost production, spoilage of products and foodstuffs. The costs at an environmental level are impossible to quantify, however it is safe to say that introduced predators such as foxes, cats and wild dogs have directly contributed to the extinction of many of Australia’s unique marsupial mammal species.
Animal Control Technologies is dedicated to finding solutions to these pest animals through environmentally focused research and development.
|Author||Animal Control Technologies (ACTA)|
|Region||Australia - national|