Ejectors a new way to target pests
WA farmers have access to a new method of deploying 1080 bait for use against foxes and wild dogs.
Canid Pest Ejectors are a small device inserted in the ground with a lure head attached to the top.
When the lure head is pulled firmly upwards, a piston fires, spraying 1080 liquid from the bait capsule into the canid’s mouth.
Department of Agriculture and Food research officer Malcolm Kennedy said only trained and authorised landholders could buy and lay baits containing 1080.
“To become an approved user of CPE 1080 capsules landholders must undergo or have previously undertaken landholder training for the use of 1080 and must have a valid permit,” he said.
CPE 1080 capsules will be available from most S7 rural merchandise stores in 3mg and 6mg doses for foxes and wild dogs respectively. The sale of CPE devices, premanufactured lure heads and associated hardware other than the 1080 capsules is unrestricted.
The department’s restricted chemical permit system has been modified to include CPEs as a product on the application form.
Current 1080 authorised landholders wishing to use CPEs will need to apply for an amendment to their current Restricted Chemical Permit through the department’s RCP process. A permit amendment fee of $38.50 applies.