Pests

This page contains information about pests in the Kaipara District.

Ants

Argentine ant: worker ants are only 2–3 mm long and are a uniform honey-brown colour. Foraging ants move steadily (not slowly) in defined continuous trails...

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Ferret

Ferrets are the largest of the three species and are about 48-56cm long, including the tail. Their colours vary but they are usually dark brown...

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Koi

Koi carp are an ornamental strain of common carp. Their colour is variable, often a blotchy pattern, which can include black, red, orange, gold and white...

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Possums

Possums are furry animals of medium to stout build with thick, bushy tails. Their bodies are 38-45cm long (65-95cm long including the tail) and their weight varies greatly but averages 2-3kg...

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Rabbits

Rabbits are usually grey-brown in colour, with other colour varieties occasionally occurring in the wild. They may live in communal warrens...

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Rats

There are two common species of rat in New Zealand mainland; Norway rats and shiprats. Norway rats are the larger of the...

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Stoats

Ferrets, stoats and weasels belong to a group of animals known as mustelids. These are the largest of the three species and are about 48-56cm long...

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