Yarrawonga Chronicle

Get the training and start baiting


Accreditat­ion is required for anyone looking to bait pest animals in NSW, and there are now two ways to access the training – face-toface and online.

Invasive Species Team Leader, Peter O’Shannassy, said it was critical that as many landholder­s as possible take part in the spring fox baiting program, which kicks off across the region at the end of this month.

“Conditions throughout 2021 have been favourable for pest breeding, and certainly foxes have been no exception,” he said.

“Coordinate­d baiting programs are the best tool available to combat foxes, as it enables simultaneo­us baiting to take place over a wide area.

“But landholder­s can only take part if they’ve had training in the use of baits and pesticides, so we’re really encouragin­g Murray region farmers to take a few hours to get their accreditat­ion.”

Murray Local Land Services offers free face-to-face vertebrate pest induction training at Moulamein, Deniliquin, Jerilderie, Holbrook and Albury – contact your nearest office for dates and times.

However, landholder­s can now also complete the training online by going to www.lls. nsw.gov.au/help-and-advice/pests,-weeds-anddisease­s/pest-control.

“We’re finding that many landholder­s prefer to do the training online at their own convenienc­e,” Mr O’Shannassy said.

“Either way is fine by us, as the more people we have accredited, hopefully the more we’ll have participat­ing in our baiting program.”

Murray Local Land Services is urging landholder­s to take part in its free accredited training to enable them take part in upcoming spring fox baiting.

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