在 1995 年，美国农业部将褐树蛇 (Boiga irregularis) 列为三大害虫之一，需要控制与移除。(SPREP) 未曾执行没有大规模的移除计划，然而，圈套、视觉调查，训练狗与专设的蛇篱均有在使用。毒物与生化控制正在发展中。 正努力发展人造的吸引物。蛇篱曾经被用于一些情形; 乙烯基障碍是持久的，但是表面光洁度随着时间的过去可能降低。表面一定要平滑防止蛇尝试攀登障碍。 砌石障碍使用种预铸混凝土设计混，100% 成功阻止蛇，并且不易遭受老鼠或台风损害。 然而，它有大约每公尺美金$300 的昂贵初期费用。 关岛现在大约有 2500个蛇笼。(Rodda et al.2002)
关岛作为一个重要的太平洋的运送中心，结合了蛇在货物中寻求避难所的习性，使得关岛成为散布蛇到其它岛生态系统的严重威胁。因此，关岛海军基地指挥官的主要任务之一，是确保棕树蛇不会移到其它岛。 如果它移到夏威夷或者大陆，一般认为将是大灾难 (Westbrook 与 Ramos 2005). 棕树蛇能容易地藏在船中，而在岛屿之间移动，现在也藉由飞机货舱在岛屿之间移动。 近年来曾经在檀香山机场发现一些树蛇。避免他们的传布取决于维持持续的船舶与飞机货物的检查。 北马里亚纳群岛使用侦察狗(Perry 1998) 。 为了抵抗这一个有害生物，全球的入侵种计划 (GISP) 正在关岛、澳洲、夏威夷与美国大陆的专家之间培育一个合作努力的计划。
多种蛇笼曾经在关岛使用：大部分的蛇笼由龙虾或条鱼类鱼笼改装，里面放一只活的老鼠当作诱饵。(Vice Engeman and Vice 2005) 蛇笼吊在树上，或吊在安全围篱上。(Vice Engeman and Vice 2005) 正在发展新技术，例如 "粉红降落伞", 将毒药 acetametaphine 注入刚出生的老鼠中作为诱饵，系上小降落伞，让他们飘入树林。由于褐色树蛇是树栖生物，很有可能会碰到老鼠，因为它有一个降落伞，毒饵可以登陆至人类难以从地面接近的地方。
One practical experience in the use of snake-proof barriers is the 23 ha patch of forest on Andersen Air Force Base that is
surrounded by a bulge barrier exclosure and is generally known by its military designation, "Area 50" (Rodda et al. 2002). Snake control in Area 50 was
initiated prior to construction of the barrier in 1997 (Searle & Anderson 1998, in Rodda et al. 2002). This reduced the snake population, but has not eradicated it (Beauprez & Brock 1999, in Rodda et al. 2002). Snakes continue to be
caught in the area; persistent capture rates vary from zero to seven snakes per week (D. Vice Pers. Comm. 2001, in Rodda et al. 2002).
Traps, visual inspections, trained dogs and specialized barriers are in use on Guam. Toxicants are in development.
Preventative measures: While it is too late to prevent the entry of B. irregularis into Guam it is possible to avert future similar disasters by maintaining strict cargo checks. As of 2007, cargo inspection certification is only voluntary in Guam (Rodda & Savage, 2007).
Small predator-free nature reserves can be created using snake barriers. Campbell (1996 in Mortensen et al. 2008) eliminated B. irregularis from two one-hectare nature reserves using this method. Lizard numbers increased rapidly in the enclosed area. Possible designs for a successful barrier include bulge barriers (low-cost but are vulnerable to damage), vinyl barriers (durable, but with a surface finish which may degrade over time allowing snakes to climb the barrier) and masonry barriers (are 100% successful in keeping snakes out, however have a high initial cost of approximately USD 300 per meter).
Physical Control: Wildlife Services maintains two to three thousand snake traps on Guam (Rodda et al. 2002). A brown tree snake Rapid Response Team of trained personnel from various organizations from the United States, Guam and other surrounding areas was created in 2002. This team was formed to respond to sightings of B. irregularis (Stanford, 2007).
Conservation actions on Guam should be directed towards an improved recruitment (artificial pollination, planting) of plant species affected by B. irregularis (see Impacts information from Mortensen et al. 2008). Restoring conditions for natural pollination or managing reproduction of vertebrate-pollinated plants is critical in the long-term conservation of native vegetation types on Guam (Mortensen et al. 2008). Efforts are now made to conserve the few remaining larger areas of uniform forest vegetation, e.g. the conservation action plan Guam Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy 2005.
For information on what to do should you see a brown tree snake or other snake please see the "Stop the Brown Tree Snake" brochure from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
A brown tree snake Rapid Response Team of trained personnel from various organizations from the United States, Guam and other surrounding areas was created in 2002. This team has responded to several sightings of B. irregularis in Saipan in order to prevent its establishment (D' Evelyn et al. 2008; Stanford & Rodda 2007).
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