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Running the Farm : Pests

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Through the summer months the natural population of rats and mice rises as increasing quantities of food such as fruits, nuts and grains are available to them.

The yellow and black bullets of evil seem to be everywhere. But not all wasps are equal. Knowing what wasp is what helps deal to these flying menaces. Annette Taylor takes a closer look.

The mustelid family includes ferrets, stoats and weasels.

New Zealand "moggies" are due for a lifestyle change, and the outrage will come from their owners and not the cats, as felines are a very adaptable species.

There are good reasons to control possum.  They are a threat to our ecosystems in many ways:

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