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Preparing a boot wash box or footbath

Pests, weeds and diseases can be carried on anything that moves, including humans! Dirty boots can be one way that unwanted weeds and diseases may be carried onto your property.

Asking visitors to clean and disinfect their boots as they arrive to your property, particularly if they are going into your production zones, can help minimise the risk of an incursion.

It is easy to make your own boot wash box using a sturdy plastic box, hoof pick and scrubbing brush to help remove foreign material, and a disinfectant agent.

For more information, visit the Farm Biosecurity website: Biosecurity basics: Make your own footbath

Below is the ideal procedure to follow when using a boot wash.

Published: 9 January 2024

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