April Pulse!

The next pulsing period is almost apon us. I you haven't been trapping for a while, now is a good time to dust it off and get it ready! In an effort to make our pulses even more effective our group has decided to adopt the same pulse dates as the South Titirangi Network Neighbourhood (STNN). The STNN is very active in trapping on our Southern border, so it made sense to our group to combine efforts towards our goal of becoming pest free.

Pulse Dates for 2020

Please mark these dates on your calendar!

26th January - 3rd February
20th April - 4th May
27th July - 10th August
26th October - 9th November

What is Pulsing?

Pulsing strikes a good balance between effectiveness and volunteer fatigue. It can be nearly as effective as continuous control if carried out with high enough intensity and coordinated over a wide area. Pulsing must be timed to coincide across a large area, otherwise pests from the areas where the pulse wasn’t carried out will re-invade the areas where it was. For example, pulsing is unlikely to be effective in an isolated property.

Can I continue to trap outside of a Pulse?

Absolutely! The more you can operate your traps the better it is for our Native wild life.


You can report trap checks using out Online Form available here:


It is really important to W2L to receive reports from you when you check your traps, even if you don’t catch anything. This assists us in visualising the impact we are having as a group on controlling pests in our area, identify "hot spots", improve our methods and use to apply for funding.

All traps purchased from W2L will have a label on them with a unique Trap ID. We can issue you with a Trap ID for other traps that you want to register with us. Either way, please use this Trap ID when submitting your trap reports.