PaDIS

The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food industries. This service plays an important frontline role for the detection and reporting of unfamiliar and potentially damaging pests, weeds and diseases of agricultural and quarantine concern.

Articles

  • Codling moth (Cydia pomonella) is a serious pest of apples and other pome fruit and has the potential to cause severe crop losses.

  • Australian meat ants (Iridomyrmex purpureus gp) are a native ant species.

  • Early identification of important invasive and native problematic ants within Western Australia is critical to achieving successful control and preventing invasive ant species from gaining a footho

  • Dried fruit and milled cereal products have been subject to insect attack ever since humans began to store food.

  • Portuguese millipedes (Ommatoiulus moreleti) belong to a group of animals called Myriapoda (meaning many-legged), which also includes several native Australian millipedes and centipedes.

  • Clothes moths, carpet beetles and silverfish can be destructive household pests. This information will help you recognise what they look like and understand their habits and where they live.

  • Many landholders use compost and animal manure to improve their soil’s structure, texture, aeration, fertility and water-holding capacity.

  • The Department of Agriculture and Food received a report via the MyPestGuide Reporter app in April 2017 of an insect which has been identified as Sycamore lace bug Corythucha ciliata. This

  • Ground pearls are closely related to scale insects and can be serious pests of sugarcane and recreational turf.

  • Various insects and mites can damage native plants in home gardens. A description of some of the more important insect pests is given here, together with general methods for control.