Pests and Diseases

Information on pests and pest management.

In this Topic

  • Myrtle Rust
    Up-to-date information on the plant disease myrtle rust; including how to identify the disease, and what to do if you find a plant infected by myrtle rust.
  • Blueberry rust
    Blueberry rust (Thekopsora minima) is a serious disease of blueberries that causes extensive defoliation on plants with severe infections.
  • Fruit Fly
    Fruit flies cause enormous damage to fruit and some vegetable crops around the world. Tasmania is free of fruit fly and it is important for our horticultural industries that we keep fruit fly out of the state.
  • European and English Wasps
    Two species of the exotic wasp genus Vespula occur in Tasmania - the European or German Wasp and the English or Common Wasp.
  • Common White Snail
    Common white snail - farmers in Tasmania are asked to keep watch for the common white snail in imported feed grain or around old feedout sites and report any sightings.
  • European House Borer
    European House Borer (EHB) is a destructive pest of seasoned coniferous timber, including pine, hoop pine, fir and spruce.
  • Phytophthora
    Phytophthora is an introduced fungus that can pose a significant threat to susceptible plant communities.
  • Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus
    Testing by DPIPWE has confirmed the presence of Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV) in Tasmania.
  • Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA)
    Information on Russian Wheat Aphid including detection, history, arrival in Tasmania, identification and management.
Blueberry Anthracnose   (PDF)
Other pest management resources on this website include:

For insect or snail pest identification and advice contact DPIPWE's Entomologist:


Invasive Species Enquiries
Invasive Species Branch
165 Westbury Road
Phone: 03 6777 2200
Fax: 03 6336 5453

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550