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Identify pest animals

​Identify pests to make sure you are using the right method of pest control.

​Useful resources for identifying pests

  • Pest search – identify a pest plant or animal using photos and descriptions. You can also find recommended approaches to control them.
  • Pest Detectives – helps you identify pest animals by their descriptions or the damage and signs they leave behind.
  • What is this bug – a Landcare Research tool that helps you identify insects and other invertebrates through their features.

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Prevent pests from spreadinghttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/prevent-pests-from-spreading.aspxPrevent pests from spreadingPrevent pests from spreading by checking and cleaning your vehicle and gear after visiting a site with pests and before visiting an island.aspxBiosecurity
Report a pest plant, pest animal or plant diseasehttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/report-pest-plant-pest-animal-plant-disease.aspxReport a pest plant, pest animal or plant diseaseReport weeds, pest animals and diseases to Auckland Council. Report marine and exotic pests to MPI.aspxBiosecurity
How to control pest animalshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-to-control-pest-animals.aspxHow to control pest animalsThere are things to consider when planning pest control. We can investigate the cause but you have to arrange for pest control on your property.aspxBiosecurity
How we control pestshttps://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/plants-animals/pests-weeds/Pages/how-we-control-pests.aspxHow we control pestsWe select pest control methods depending on the species and site. These may include traps, shooting, or toxins.aspxBiosecurity