​Pest Plant Management

Kaitiaki o te Ngahere has provided pest plant management services to the lower North Island and the top of the South Island for over fifteen years.

Working in a range of contexts from highly degraded sites to sensitive remnant ecosystems in urban to remote backcountry settings, we understand that the nature of managing pest plant issues is complex and context-specific. A tailored approach is required for efficient, effective work that delivers successful ecological restoration outcomes.

Our team is well-equiped to manage the variety of challenges that pest plants that your site may be facing, offering a variety of solutions from fine-scale manual control to broad-scale, sensitive herbicide control.

Pest Plant Control Projects

We are regularly involved in projects such as old man’s beard control in SNAs (Significant Natural Areas), multi-species control in reserves and large forest areas, wetland pest plant control and revegetation, riparian restoration and many more.

Why Us For Pest Control? 

Our expertise can be put to work in all kinds of natural areas that are threatened by invasive weeds or have been subject to a disturbance that is threatening its ecological integrity and health.

Depending on your goals and resources, our level of involvement can be altered to suit you, e.g. we can run the whole project from start to finish, or allocate specific tasks that are suitable for community group volunteers.

We can run educational sessions to train volunteers on aspects of pest plant control.

We are also specialised in animal pest control

For enquiries into similar or any other projects, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Check out our previous ecological survey projects!
Reed sweetgrass, Marlborough

Frequently Asked Questions - Pest Plant Control

Our Operations teams employ a range of methods tailored to the specific species and environments we work in. These methods include hand-pulling, cutting, stump-treating, foliar spraying, and drilling and injecting herbicide.

Yes, all our staff are Approved Handler certified, ensuring that pest plant control activities are conducted safely and effectively.

We are actively involved in various projects, including old man's beard control in Significant Natural Areas (SNAs), multi-species control in reserves and large forest areas, wetland pest plant control, riparian restoration, and more. Our expertise extends to natural areas threatened by invasive weeds or ecological disturbances.

Absolutely. We can adapt our level of involvement to align with your specific goals and available resources. Whether you need comprehensive project management or specific tasks suitable for community group volunteers, we can accommodate your needs.

Yes, we offer educational sessions to train volunteers in various aspects of pest plant control. We are committed to building capacity and knowledge in the community for effective weed management.

If you have inquiries about our pest plant control services or wish to discuss a particular project, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist you in preserving the ecological integrity and health of natural areas threatened by invasive weeds.

Kaitiaki o te Ngahere | Ecological restoration and biosecurity

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