Pest-Proof Fencing Research
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Xcluder® fence designs and technology are effective because they are based on a sound understanding of the behaviour and physical abilities of the animals our products aim to exclude or contain. Xcluder has world leading animal exclusion expertise on the team and have led or been significantly involved in 15 years (and counting!) of research to help us and our clients to gain superior pest-proof fencing solutions.
Xcluder fences have been proven experimentally and/or in the real world to keep out the following animals:
mouse, Indian house shrew, ship rat, Norway rat, kiore, tenrec, mustelids (stoat, ferret, weasel), hedgehog, rabbit, hare, brushtail possum, cat, dog, pig, Indian mongoose, Javan macaque, goat, Mouflon sheep, Javan deer, fallow deer, red deer, white tailed deer, guttural toad and livestock (sheep, goat, cattle, horse). When suitable designs are chosen, Xcluder fences will also exclude: chameleon, badgers, mink, red fox, squirrel, cane toads, snakes and many other terrestrial animals.
Here is a list of some of the more important papers. Download the PDF's by clicking on the View PDF link.
The Use and Potential of Pest-Proof Fencing for Ecosystem Restoration and Fauna Conservation in New Zealand. In: (M.J. Somers and M.W. Hayward, Eds.). Fencing for Conservation: Restriction of Evolutionary Potential or a Riposte to Threatening Processes?, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-0902-1_5, © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011. Burns, B,. Innes, J., Day, T. 2011. View PDF
From Mice To Mouflon: Development and Test of a Complete Mammalian Pest Barrier for Hawaii. 15th Annual Hawaii Conservation Conference - Conservation Strategies: Matching Science and Management. July 2007, Honolulu. Burgett, J., Day, T., Day, K., Pitt, W., Sugihara, R. 2007. View PDF
Cost-effectiveness of exclusion fencing for stoat and other pest control compared with conventional control. DoC Science Internal Series. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 21p. Clapperton, B.K., Day, T.D. 2001. View PDF
Estimating the potential for reinvasion by mammalian pests through pest-exclusion fencing. Wildlife Research, 2009, 36, 410–421. Connolly, T.A., Day, T. D., King, C. M. 2009. View PDF
Multi-Species Pest Exclusion Fencing and Technology for Mainland Sites. Pp 418-433. In: (G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, K. A. Fagerstone, Eds). Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species: Proceedings of an International Symposium USDA/APHIS/WS, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO. 2007.July 2007, Honolulu. Day, T. D., MacGibbon, R. J. 2008. View PDF
Pest Eradication Technology – the Critical Partner to Pest Exclusion Technology: the Maungatautari experience. Pp115-126. In: (G. W. Witmer, W. C. Pitt, K. A. Fagerstone, Eds). Managing Vertebrate Invasive Species: Proceedings of an International Symposium USDA/APHIS/WS, National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins, CO. 2007.Speedy, C., Day, T. D., Innes, J. 2008. View PDF