Control methods

Pests, weeds and diseases (pests) pose serious risk for primary producers as they can impact on market access and agricultural production. Pest control is best achieved with an Integrated Pest Management plan using a range of biological, chemical, mechanical, physical or cultural control methods.

To reduce the impacts of pests, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development:

  • 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.

For advice on control methods search our website or contact our Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).

Articles

  • This web page is part of the bait and poison directory for vertebrate pests in Western Australia (WA).

  • Permits are required for landholders to possess and use registered 1080 or strychnine products for vertebrate animal control on leasehold or freehold land.

  • There are two toxins available for controlling pest rabbits in Western Australia: 1080 and pindone.

  • The following information provides details on the characteristics of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) and its use in Western Australia

  • Most bait products registered for use on wild dogs in WA use sodium fluoroacetate (1080) as their active ingredient. Landholders have certain obligations under the code of practice for the safe use

  • Under the BAM Act, landholders - landowners and occupiers - are responsible for the control of foxes, wild dogs, feral pigs, rabbits and emus on their properties.

  • This article gives instructions for using poison baits and outlines other ways of maximising the number of baits taken by foxes.

  • Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) are a newly approved method of deploying 1080 to wild canids (foxes and wild dogs) in Western Australia. 

  • Landholders planning to grow broadacre, horticulture or tree crops or to preserve native vegetation need to control rabbits first. This article provides information about options for rabbit control

  • This article provides information on control options for rabbits in urban and semi-urban areas in Western Australia.