• Patrick McBride

Greymouth High School students predator free goal

Year 13 Conservation Students making a difference

The WCPC Modified Victor Trap Pack

A group of Year 13 Conservation Students from Greymouth High School are aiming to help New Zealand be "Predator free by 2050".

The West Coast Pest Control team are equipping people with the knowledge, skills and tools to carry out pest control operations in order to improve future sustainability in New Zealand.

The group is selling a range of humane instant kill trapping packages which target some of New Zealand’s most common predator pests.

"We are passionate about protecting our local flora and fauna and we hope to create awareness and action to target problem predator pests on the West Coast," they told McBride Vision.

The traps start out at $50 and the West Coast Pest Control team want to build a community of trappers. They have created a West Coast Pest Control Community Trapping group on Trap.NZ, which customers will be added to when they purchase one of the trapping packages. This will enable people to track and share their catches, and to view other customers' catches.

If the public are interested in purchasing a trapping package you can contact the group at ‘West Coast Pest Control’ on Facebook, or email them at pestcontrolwestcoast@gmail.com.