Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) is a useful pesticide for the control of invasive animals and has been used throughout Australia since the early 1960s. 1080 is a species-specific pesticide currently available for invasive animal control in Australia. In Queensland, 1080 is registered or used under permit in the control of wild dogs, feral pigs, foxes, feral cats and rabbits.
Council offers rural landholders the opportunity to participate in 1080 baiting programs to control invasive pest animals such as wild dogs and feral pigs on their properties within the Livingstone Shire. These campaigns are generally conducted in April/May (early Winter) and again in August/September (early Spring) targeting wild dog activity and breeding cycles.
Landholders can apply directly to Queensland Health for a 1080 Permit allowing landholders to obtain, possess and use 1080 for the purpose of controlling invasive animal species.
If you suspect your domestic animal has had contact with 1080, contact a vet immediately.
For further information on Livingstone Shire Council's 1080 Baiting Program and how to become involved, please contact Council's Pest Management Unit
on 07 4913 5000.