There is general community interest in pest control and more people are recognising the threat these pests pose and are stepping up to support this work. For example the Wairakei Tourist Park businesses are in the process of purchasing predator trap boxes for their businesses. These boxes are relatively inexpensive as they are being made at Tongariro Prison. One problem with effectively controlling pests within the Greening Taupo area is the large number of properties present. So by encouraging local land owners both residential and commercial to trap their patch' would be a fantastic outcome.
The priority areas to undertake pest control are along the Waikato River, Waipahihi Botanic Gardens and the Northern Taupo Reserves, because these areas are reserves, landowners are supportive and they have good access. We envisage community groups, school groups, landowners and general public undertaking this pest control, especially simple tasks such as checking predator trap boxes.