Biological control of pests, weeds and diseases (pest) is an integral part of a successful Integrated Pest Management plan. Biological control is the management of a pest through the use of their natural enemies (biological control agent). A biological control agent is an organism such as a virus, insect or plant disease. The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia:
- works with landholders and grower/community/biosecurity groups on control.
- provides diagnostic services and information on prevention, management and treatment.
- provides biosecurity measures to prevent introduction, and to eradicate or manage current pests.
If you need advice on biological control please search our website or contact our Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).