Department of Conservation - Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve

Department of Conservation Pest Control Operation - November 2022

We have received the following notice from The Department of Conservation

11 November 2022

Notification of Pest Control Operation - Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve



Dear Members,


Please find enclosed a fact sheet of information regarding the pest control operation that will shortly recommence in Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve.  Bait will be placed in bait stations in November, with non-toxic pre-feed applied two to three weeks prior. 


This is an on-going operation and a continuation of the pest control programme that has been active in this area since 1995. This year we plan to use Decal (cholecalciferol 8 g/kg) in cereal pellet form for control of rats and possums. Pestoff Rat Bait 50D (0.05 g/kg diphacinone cereal pellets) may be employed in autumn as a secondary method for rats as required, depending on the results of the spring operation with Decal. Baits will be placed inside bait stations which are nailed to the base of trees throughout Paraparaumu Scenic Reserve.


This pesticide is poisonous to humans and domestic animals. Warning signs will be placed at the entrances to the reserve. Please assume that pesticides are always present in the bait stations and do not eat animals from within this area while these warning signs are present.


For more information on this control programme please refer to the enclosed fact sheet. Updates can also be found via the ‘Pesticide summaries interactive map’ at and navigating to the reserve.