The Bait Safe provides a pest control method that is specifically designed to target only possums. 

It offers users a safe, environmentally friendly, cost efficient and effective tool, that outperforms the current bait stations and traps on the market.



New weapon against Otago possums

To read the latest news about how the Bait Safe is helping the Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group become pest free of possums, check out the news article posted in NZFarmer and on by clicking on the link below: New weapon against Otago Possums

Bruce Kyle, Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group


The Bait Safe has been able to solve the problem that other bait stations on the market haven’t been able to achieve, and that is providing an effective delivery of bait, while excluding native wildlife and other non-targets including livestock from accessing the toxins within. 

Its unique design has been developed and tested by innovators, scientists and field experts, and has successfully proven its effectiveness in field trials conducted by TB Free and the Department of Conservation.

The Bait Safe is widely used by the Department of Conservation, regional councils and pest control operators for large ground-based control, we also intend for the tool to be used by landowners, community trusts and volunteer groups as it offers a tool that is both easy and safe to use, suitable for any user regardless of skill level.


The Bait Safe includes a host of other features that contribute to making it an effective long-term sustainable tool, these include:

1. Weatherproof design that keeps bait protected and palatable, requiring less servicing. 

2. Phosphorescent lures that glow at night attracting a greater of possums from greater distances, ideal for  high-density areas.

3. Stack-able design that enables Bait Safe's to be interlocked together to easily carry packs into the field by hand on on back.


4. Made in New Zealand using only durable high-quality materials that are made to last for many years of use in New Zealand’s harshest environments.

5. By the Bait Safe providing an effective delivery solution for predator-specific toxins being developed on the market. Achieved by only targeting possums, significantly reducing toxin waste and protecting the native wildlife and environment from contamination.


We are pleased to support the endeavors by Predator Free New Zealand in partnership with Department of Conservative to remove major threats to our native wildlife and help restore New Zealand’s natural environment for many future generations by becoming pest free by year 2050.

To help contribute to this ambitious goal, we believe it is our duty and responsibly as a society to use the most effective and efficient methods of pest control that protect our native environment while targeting these invasive predators that have our native wildlife at risk of further extinction.

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