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HopStop Cane Toad Spray

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An easy to use aerosol spray that anaesthetises toads within seconds, killing them humanely in 30 ‐ 60 minutes. HopStop is a patented Australian innovation that provides for the humane killing of this highly invasive species.

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HopStop Cane Toad Spray

HopStop is a patented Australian innovation that provides for the humane killing of cane toads.

HopStop is an aerosol spray that is sprayed directly onto toads without any need to touch the animals. It anaesthetises toads within seconds and kills them humanely in 30 ‐ 60 minutes. Toads are physically unmarked by the treatment and do not display unacceptable physical signs of distress or trauma as a consequence of treatment.

In fact, HopStop is recommended by the RSPCA for toad control, and by the Queensland Schools Animal Ethics Committee for euthanising toads for school laboratory studies.

HopStop is safe to use around people and pets when used in accordance with the approved product label. Its active constituent, chloroxylenol, is an organic compound.

HopStop has also won the Australasian Aerosol Industry Association’s ‘Innovation Award’, and ‘Best New Product’ award.

HOW TO USE

Once you are sure you are dealing with a cane toad, hold HOPSTOP on a downwards‐directed angle of about 45o and spray the toad for 2‐3 seconds from a distance of 20 ‐ 50 cm. This helps ensure the spray is directed at and consequently absorbed by the cane toad.

One can of HOPSTOP is enough to kill 30 ‐ 40 average-sized toads.
The toad will hop for a short time, then stop moving and flatten into a ‘hunched’ position. If you think that a lot of the spray missed the toad, apply another short spray. Large toads (more than 10 cm long) should be sprayed a second time.
Where possible, let the toad stay where it stops moving. It will lose consciousness and then die there. The dead toad should be collected 1-2 hours later and placed into the garbage. Do not directly handle toads whether they’re dead or alive – wear gloves, or use an implement such as a pair of tongs.

HOPSTOP should only be used outdoors.

Do Not:

  • Use it inside buildings or other enclosed areas
  • Inhale the spray
  • Spray it towards yourself, other people or animals
  • Direct the application to plant foliage
  • Spray it into or over dams or fishponds

WHAT IS THE MOST HUMANE WAY TO KILL A CANE TOAD?

Cane toads are a highly invasive species and are regarded as a major environmental pest in Australia. There is fairly universal agreement over the need to control cane toads, there is significant debate over what is the most humane method to use. This is largely due to the limited research into the impact of killing methods on toads.  Exacerbated by the fact that it is difficult to measure pain and distress in amphibians through observation alone. Despite this, thousands of cane toads are killed every year in Australia by government and community groups and individuals, using many different (and sometimes very concerning) methods.

The RSPCA believes that any efforts to control cane toads should be carried out as part of a government or community organised program which includes clear guidelines on how toads should be handled and killed. However, there is also a need to provide practical advice to individuals who wish to humanely kill cane toads when they locate them on their property.

A recent study into the humaneness of a range of cane toad killing methods has brought into question the acceptability of a number of methods that have been widely used in the past. On the basis of this information, RSPCA Australia has reviewed our previous advice on this topic.

Hopstop® Cane Toad Spray is an aerosol spray that has been specifically developed for killing cane toads and is now commercially available for this purpose. When applied in sufficient quantity it appears to be an effective, easy to use and relatively humane method. It is very important that each toad is treated with sufficient spray to ensure it is anaesthetised and then killed quickly, so two sprays are required with the second applied after the toad has stopped moving. After 2 hours toads should be checks for signs of death before disposal.

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  1. Anonymous

    Excellent border control stopping Toads getting to south of the border.

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Shipping and delivery times.

We provide Free shipping for orders over $100.

Estimated delivery when ordered before 12 pm:
● Sydney/Metro 1 - 2 Working Days
● For other states and non-metro areas: 5-7 Working days (up to 10 working days to Western Australia)

Parcels are shipped with Australia Post eParcel and Australia Post Express eParcel.

Delivery to PO Boxes, Parcel Collect and Parcel Lockers available.  Tracking Information will be provided.

Parcels are subject to safe drop unless requested otherwise via Australia Post or in the delivery comments.

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At Pestrol, we stand behind our products! We are so confident that you will love our products, that we offer our customers 100 - Days for Pestrol Rodent Free and 30 Days for all other products a full refund.

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About Us

Pestrol is the largets DIY pest control solutions provider in Australia for over 20 Years. We have served the whole of Australia with top quality and safe products to help manage, prevent and eradicate pests in domestic and commercial environments.

Over the years we have provided solutions and developed products that work in Australian climate and Australian pests.

We always ensure that we manufacture high - grade, quality products and provide full support, help and advice to ensure you get the best results when our products are used.