Pests & Threats

Pests and weed species in natural areas displace local native vegetation and habitats for wildlife. Pest animals are any exotic animal, which causes a detrimental impact on the environment, industry or community activities.
  • Pest animals

    The term pest animal refers to any exotic animal, which causes a detrimental impact on the environment, industry or community activities. Delcared animals (class 1 and class 2), non-declared pest animals, high priority pests and what Council is doing.

  • Weeds

    Pests and weed species in natural areas displace local native vegetation and habitats for wildlife. The control of pest and weed species on private property is the responsibility of the land owner.

  • Crazy ants

    Crazy ants (Anoplolepis gracilipes), also known as yellow crazy ants, are an introduced exotic species native to south west Africa.

  • Fire ants

    Fire ants could have a serious impact on our lifestyle.

  • Myrtle rust

    Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease caused by Uredo rangelii that affects plants in the Myrtaceae family.

  • Slider turtles

    The turtle, with its distinctive red facial marking, has no known predators and may displace local wildlife. The red-eared slider is an aggressive creature with the potential to multiply rapidly.

  • Weeds Awareness

    The region has a broad range of ecosystems including rainforests, woodlands, vine forests, coastal heathlands, freshwater wetlands, mangrove forests and dunes. Unfortunately, these diverse habitats are under threat from invasive weeds.

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