Beneficial garden organisms

Page last updated: Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 10:07am

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Commercially available beneficial organisms

The increasing popularity of integrated pest management (IPM) which facilitates pest control with a minimum of chemicals has resulted in the formation of the Australasian Biological Control Association (ABC).

For further information on beneficial organisms including availability and suppliers, consult their website.

Before importing beneficial organisms from other states, consult with Quarantine WA, telephone +61 (0)8 9334 1800, to confirm if such organisms are permitted into Western Australia. 

Unfamiliar pests

Unfamiliar pests could cause significant problems for our primary industries and environment if they were to become established in Western Australia.

So if you see an unfamiliar pest please contact the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) on Freecall: 1800 084 881 or send a photograph or email enquiries@agric.wa.gov.au. Read sending specimens for identification before posting or delivering a sample to the Pest and Disease Information Service, Baron-Hay Court, South Perth WA 6151.