Pest control and invertebrates

Date 18 November 2016

Introduced mammals like possums and rats are predators of New Zealand’s native invertebrates (animals without a spine) like the Cook Strait giant weta. So what happens when we target those mammalian pests? Our partner organisation Landcare Research has studied the effects of pest control on invertebrates, and you can read the factsheet developed here.

Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa NZ

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