MyPestGuide

MyPestGuideTM brings communities together in order to create a collaborative network of people to report, map and learn about pests and other organisms. 

The MyPestGuideTM family of apps includes a Reporter app, three pest identification field guides, a decision tool and a community website (mypestguide.agric.wa.gov.au/reporter) where you can view reports. 

If you wish to help a local grower, get involved in biosecurity, protect the environment and our economy, then join up and be a part of the surveillance community.

Report a pest today!

The information gathered by you helps to strengthen and support Australia’s growers to access and gain new trade markets.

Report a pest today!

MyPestGuide was developed to encourage everyone (public, industry and government) to report observations of any common, interesting or possibly exotic pests, as well as the absence of pests across Australia.

Get to know the MyPestGuideTM family 

MyPestGuide family of apps

 

Check out the MyPestGuide™ family of FREE support tools built just for you! They are:

Together these tools help everyone easily report and map any organism, and receive expert advice in return.

Join the MyPestGuide™ community 

A knowledgeable community can get on top of pest problems quickly! So, help reduce the costs of eradicating and managing pests long-term. Join up and be a part of the reporting community.

Man with moustache sitting next to beetle collection and microscope
Andras Szito DPIRD expert taxonomist for pest insects - Photograph by Pia Scanlon

Help monitor, manage and keep exotic pests out of Australia.

The MyPestGuide on-line community web page is where the shared reports are mapped and made available for the community to view and learn more about what pests and other organisms are reported near you.

The information shown helps to educate the community about pests and encourages everyone to become involved in reporting and defending the natural environment from exotic pests and Australia's food-producing industries.

The MyPestGuide team shares the same goal as Taxonomy Australia - to document all species in Australia and we ask those who might be interested in providing their expertise to join our network of diagnosticians.

Take part in a science activity 

Report a pest today

The Biosecurity Blitz is an activity for the entire reporting community which runs annually from 19 October to 16 November. Sign up and get blitzing. 

The Pantry Blitz is an indoor science activity where participants sign up to receive a free sticky trap and find out what pests are hiding in their kitchen cupboards. This activity runs only at certain times. If interested sign up and we'll get in touch with you when it starts again.

The School Challenge provides an opportunity for schools to join forces and get their community involved! This activity runs during the Biosecurity Blitz period from 19 October to 16 November.

Teachers

Our team has developed a number of engagement activities and can provide further opportunities for collaboration if the work is related to biosecurity. 

  • View the Biosecurity Lessons developed for Years 4-6 in the national curriculum.
  • View the School Challenge concept developed for schools and communities to join forces.
  • Check out the QuestaGame for Schools if you are interested in organising your own school to school competition outside the blitz period. Note: this activity uses a different app and is not managed by the MyPestGuide team. However, your sightings will contribute to real research and conservation.

Who we are

MyPestGuide is led by a small team of DPIRD staff and was supported by Royalties for Regions funding as part of the Boosting Biosecurity Defences project and by start-up funds provided by the Council of Grain Grower Organisations.

We work with primary industries and local governments to safeguard Australia's agricultural, horticultural and natural resources from biological threats and to maintain trade opportunities.

Contact us

We welcome all comments and suggestions from the user community and gratefully acknowledge the input received from everyone to date.

Feel free to email us mypestguide@dpird.wa.gov.au or send us a report with your comments included in the text boxes.

Alternatively, call the Pest and Disease Information Service team +61 (8) 9368 3080 in Western Australia.

Contact information

Laura Fagan
+61 (0)8 9368 3212
Page last updated: Monday, 12 October 2020 - 11:09am