Report a pest today!
The information gathered by you helps to strengthen and support Australia’s growers to access and gain new trade markets.
MyPestGuide was developed to encourage everyone (public, industry and government) to report observations of any common, interesting or possible exotic pests as well as the absence of pests across Australia.
Get to know the MyPestGuideTM family
Check out the MyPestGuide family of FREE support tools built just for you! They are:
- a dedicated reporting app MyPestGuide Reporter
- three pest identification field guides
- a decision management tool for aphids in crops CropScout
- and your very own community website: mypestguide.agric.wa.gov.au
Together these tools help everyone to report the organisms they see to the department and learn from the department about these organisms.
Join the MyPestGuideTM community
A knowledgeable community can get on top of pest problems quickly! So, reduce the cost of eradicating and managing pests long-term. Join in and be a part of the pest reporting community.
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 available for the community to learn more about what pests are being reported.
This is to educate the community in pests and encourage everyone to become involved in reporting and defending Australia’s agriculture industry and protecting the natural environment from exotic pests.
Take part in a science activity
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.
The Biosecurity Blitz is an outdoor activity for the entire WA community.
Mini Beasts in My City is part of this year's National Science Week, which takes place from 6 to 19 August 2018, and there are a number of great activities you can get involved in. People of all ages are encouraged to report insects in their local and regional neighbourhoods as well as at selected sites of importance within the City of Perth in collaboration with the Western Australian Museum.
The department's very own Dr Bug-a-lugs is giving a free talk at the City of Perth Library on 14 August 2018, where he will discuss the important role citizen science plays in protecting our environment from pest species. You can find out more about this and other events, and register to attend, on the Mini Beasts in My City page.
Who we are
The MyPestGuide Team works with primary industries to safeguard WA's agricultural resources from biological threats and to maintain trade opportunities.
We welcome all comments and suggestions from the user community and gratefully acknowledge the input received to date by all.
Feel free to email us firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a report with your comments included in the text.
Alternatively, call the Pest and Disease Information Service team on (08) 9368 3080.