Introduced Pests

Anyone who has traveled the top end of Australia has witnessed a deadly example of a biosecurity risk – Cane Toads. Unfortunately, there are many examples of introduced plants, animals and diseases that have decimated our environment and our agricultural industries: rabbits, prickly pear, coddling moth, skeleton weed, Patterson’s curse, European honey bee, foxes and many more.

Biosecurity management practices help to reduce the chance of animal and plant pests or diseases from entering, establishing or spreading in Western Australia. Everyone has a role to play in protecting our community, country and economy from biosecurity threats, by adopting some very simple and practical behaviours.