Pests

Animal pests, both vertebrates (backbone) and invertebrates (no backbone), can have an adverse impact on agriculture, the natural environment and even our lifestyle. Animal pests may be exotic animals which are introduced, either accidentally or deliberately. Native animals may also be pests in certain situations.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development manages pests in Western Australia through policy development, risk assessment, research and development, provision of technical advice and information, implementation of regulation, emergency response, property inspections, industry liaison, and the planning and coordination of significant species control/eradication programs.

For advice on pests search our website, the Western Australian Organism List or contact our Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS).

For diagnostic services, please contact our Diagnostic Laboratory Services.

Articles

  • Browsing ant, Lepisiota frauenfeldi, is an invasive ant originating from Southern Europe. This pest has a proven ability to monopolise resources and form super-colonies. 

  • Ruồi đục quả Queensland (Qfly) đã được khẳng định phát hiện tại Coolbellup, tọa lạc tại Nam Perth.

  • The Pome and Summer Fruit Orchard Spray Guide 2020-21 provides information on chemical products, both registered and those as minor use permits, to control insect, mite and mollusc pests, diseases

  • Armyworms are pests of cereal crops and historically have been frequently found along the south coast of Western Australia and occassionally in other wheatbelt localities.

  • During Biosecurity Blitz 2020 and again in April 2021 the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is providing Western Australians with an opportunity to help look for inv

  • To prevent the spread of small hive beetle (SHB) within Western Australia, the movement of commercial honey, bees, apiary products and beekeeping equipment from the Kimberley region to other areas

  • Small hive beetle (Aethina tumidacan cause significant damage to bee hives.

  • Western Australia has a low prevalence of citrus pests and diseases compared to most other countries.

  • Feral pigs are the descendants of domestic pigs (Sus scrofa), which were first brought to Australia by early European colonists.

  • Mealybugs (family Pseudococcidae) are oval-shaped, segmented, soft-bodied insects covered with white, mealy wax. They are often found between touching fruit, under the calyx or in the 'navels' of o

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