Pest Monitoring

Pest Control Research sells four monitoring devices that are used to determine the presence and population density of possum, rat and stoat populations. These are:

  1. WaxTags. These are plastic tags that contain a lump of soft wax at their base that accurately records animal tooth-marks left when they bite the wax to determine if it is edible. 
  2. Chew Cards. These are corrugated plastic (corflute) cards that contain Possum Dough that record animal bite-marks when animals eat the Possum Dough.
  3. Tracking Tunnels. These are plastic tunnels that contain a card partially covered with tracking ink that records animal foot-prints.
  4. Leg-hold Traps. These are used to determine possum densities based on the proportion of traps that capture possums.
View as
Picture of Aqua-note large

Aqua-note large

A large spiral bound waterproof notebook.
Picture of Aqua-note small

Aqua-note small

A small spiral bound water-proof notebook.
Picture of Bush Master No. 1 Leg-hold trap

Bush Master No. 1 Leg-hold tra...

A top-quality heavy duty leg-hold trap made for commercial possum control contractors
Picture of Chew Card - Aniseed

Chew Card - Aniseed

A multi-species detection device containing aniseed flavoured Possum Dough.
Picture of Chew Card - Empty

Chew Card - Empty

A 9 x 18mm plain chew card
Picture of Chew Card - Peanut

Chew Card - Peanut

A multi-species detection device containing peanut flavoured Possum Dough.
Picture of GloTag - luminescent lure for possums

GloTag - luminescent lure for ...

A glo-in-the-dark lure that attracts possums at night.
Picture of PCR Leg-hold Trap

PCR Leg-hold Trap

A robust light weight leg-hold trap.
Picture of Peanut Butter WaxTags for rodent detection

Peanut Butter WaxTags for rode...

A peanut butter flavoured detection device to indicate the presence of rats.
Picture of Plain WaxTags for possum monitoring

Plain WaxTags for possum monit...

A patented device to detect the presence and density of possum populations (NZ Patent 5169...
Picture of Tracking Ink

Tracking Ink

Foot print Tracking Ink in container with sponge applicator.
Picture of Tracking Tunnel Replacement Cards

Tracking Tunnel Replacement Ca...

Tracking Tunnel Replacement Cards- NO INK INCLUDED
Picture of Tracking Tunnel with card

Tracking Tunnel with card

A robust tracking tunnel for monitoring small mammals in New Zealand
Picture of Waterproof Notebook

Waterproof Notebook

A totally waterproof notebook made with plastic pages that can be used underwater.
Picture of Waterproof Notebook Cover

Waterproof Notebook Cover

A ridged PVC plastic notebook cover for the waterproof notebook.
Picture of Waterproof Notebook with Cover

Waterproof Notebook with Cover

A combination totally waterproof notebook with the cover.
Picture of WaxTag and GloTag combination for Possum Monitoring

WaxTag and GloTag combination ...

A combination of WaxTag and GloTag for more sensitive possum monitoring.
Picture of WaxTag GloTag combination for rat monitoring

WaxTag GloTag combination for ...

A combination WaxTag and GloTag for rat monitoring