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Foxes are now considered established in the landscape and eradication programs are not always effective.
There are some fox control programs throughout Adelaide that are usually targeted at key sites to protect threatened species.
Council is responsible for the control of foxes on Council owned land under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019. The City of Marion’s Biodiversity and Open Space teams contain pest and plant control officers who are delegated to implement fox control programs throughout City of Marion sites.
Landowners are responsible for the control of foxes on their properties under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019.
Where a resident experiences problem foxes entering private land, they can contact Landscape SA which may be able to assist them with eradication measures such as baiting or cage trapping.
For more information visit: landscape.sa.gov.au
Any enquiries regarding Fruit Fly or to report Fruit Fly activity, contact the Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Fruit Fly hotline on 1300 666 010 for more information.
Mosquitoes breed in calm, still water mainly during the summer months. Common breeding sites include:
Council has information about mosquito activity, breeding sites and protection from mosquito bites. Concerns about mosquitoes can be referred to the Community Health and Safety Unit's Environmental Health Officers on 8375 6600 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is illegal to handle or interfere with any native animal including possums without a permit.
If you accidentally trap a possum, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources advise that the possum must be released within 50 meters of where it was caught so it can stay in its own natural environment For more information contact the Department of Environment & Natural Resources on 8204 1910.
Council does not provide a rat removal service. Please refer to the Yellow Pages or other resources to locate the contact details of a pest removal service.
It is a legal requirement that owners and occupiers of premises prevent rats from living and breeding on their property.
Rats are only seen during the day if they are very hungry or present in large numbers. Commonly, the presence of rats is indicated by:
Chemical baits are the most effective way of destroying rats and they are available at hardware stores and supermarkets. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions and take special care if using baits around animals or children. The old-fashioned spring 'back break' trap is also effective.
To prevent rats from living and breeding in your yard, deny rats food and shelter by:
For more information download the Rats Brochure below.
All native snakes are protected species.
Where the snake is on Council land, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 8375 6600.
For snakes on private property, private contractors are available to remove the snake without it being harmed or destroyed (fees apply), please check the Yellow Pages.
If you require further information, visit the Department of Environment and Water website.
For further information, please contact:
City of Marion
Customer Service Centre
In person: 245 Sturt Road, Sturt SA 5047
Post: PO Box 21, Park Holme SA 5043