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.

  • 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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