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The Biosecurity Blitz is back in 2022, with a special focus this year on reporting tree pests and diseases.
Brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is not found in Australia, but poses a high biosecurity risk due to their tendency to hitchhike in sea cargo and their highly mobile nature.
Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) is one of the world’s worst fruit pests, attacking a wide range of fruits, and some fruiting vegetables and ornamental plants.
People in the Esperance and Boyup Brook areas are asked to look out for unusual birds following confirmed sightings of the declared pest, the house sparrow.
South West residents are urged to look out for a new invasive weed found in the Balingup region and report any sightings to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has kicked off its annual campaign to detect, locate and destroy European wasps that invade Western Australia.
The community has got on board and contributed to another successful Biosecurity Blitz, with more than 1600 reports submitted during the event from 19 October to 16 November.
Perth gardeners are urged to inspect their citrus trees for lumps and bumps that could indicate an infestation of citrus gall wasp and act now to control it.
Travellers heading north for the East Kimberley tourist season are reminded to leave fresh fruit at home and help keep the area free from Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly).
The innovative use of drones to precisely assess soil erosion will save time and money for WA growers.