Pastes and Gels
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- These are used in conservation lands
- They both target wallabies, whilst pastes also target possums, goats, rabbits and wasps. Gels also target feral goats and deer.
- Pastes are usually applied on raised earth "spits", or in bait stations.
- Some pastes are put on leaves so that animals such as feral goats can be targeted.
- From a farming perspective, 'spits' that remain after a certain period of time are simply overturned and buried before stock return to the treated area.
- Pastes are easily degrade by soil microbes into harmless by-products.
- Pastes are easily distributed as they are exerted using an applicator gun.
- In areas with a high pest population there is a need for constant replacement of the gel or paste, demanding vast labour.
- Bad weather has the potential to wash away the gels or pastes.
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