Common Pests

Ants
Typical problematic ants species are Coastal Brown Ants and occasionally Argentine Ants. More information can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Food fact sheets on Coastal Brown Ants and Argentine ants

Bed bugs
Bed bugs do not carry disease however the bite and saliva can cause an allergic reaction to the skin and welts to form. They are an increasing problem in the short term accommodation industry. They can be found in mattress piping, bed bases, and door or window architraves, woodwork, behind light and plug switches, in old books and papers, behind wallpaper, in clothing, dresser drawers, behind curtains and drapes, any crack and crevice in floors or walls, wallpaper joints, upholstered furniture, pictures, covers and bedspreads. Well used hiding places are covered in spots of dried blood excrement. If you experience bed bugs at a short term accommodation premises within the City inform the premises immediately so the room and any belongings can be separated, they will have a bed bug management procedure in place. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Health brochure Bedbugs and their control  and www.bedbug.org.au

Bees
If you have a bee hive that needs removal on your property it is advised to consult the Yellow Pages or Swarm Collection/Bee Removal services of an apiarists or beekeeper who may be able to remove the bees safely without the use of pesticides. Alternatively the services of a licenced pest controller may also be sought. If the bee or wasp hive is on City of Nedlands property, contact the City’s Parks Department on 9273 3500. Further information can be obtained from the Department of Agriculture and Food brochures Avoiding trouble with Bees ; Bumblebees ; Honey Bee Swarms and the City’s Information Sheet Bees.

Portuguese millipedes
The Department of Agriculture and Food brochure has more information on Portuguese Millipedes.

Seasonal Pests
The Common Seasonal Pests Guide produced by the Department of Agriculture provides useful information on the most common pests around the home and garden. This guide will also assist in identification of pest species and details of the identification service provided by the Department of Agriculture.

Termites
The Department of Health fact sheet ‘Protecting Your House from Termites’ has more information.

Wasps
European wasps are not native to Australia and are a pest, the Department of Agriculture and Food's European Wasp fact sheet has information to help you identify a European wasp's nest. If you suspect you have a European wasps nest, contact the Department of Agriculture and Food on (08) 9083 1111.
If you have a wasp nest hive that needs removal on your property it is advised that you seek the advice of a pest control company. If the bee or wasp hive is on City of Nedlands property, contact the City’s Parks Services on 9273 3500.

White cedar moths
White Cedar Moth is a serious pest of Cape Lilac trees; the Department of Agriculture and Food fact sheet White cedar moth – A serious pest of Cape lilac trees has more information.

Documents 
Information Sheet - Bees
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Cockroaches and their Control
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Compost, Manure and Flies
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Main Insect Pest of Vegetables in Home Gardens
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Main Pests of Fruit in the Home Garden
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Pet Pests and their Control
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Rainbow Lorikeet Management Options
Information Sheet - Pest Note - Wasp ID
Myrtle Rust

Documents

Information Sheet - Bees

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Cockroaches and their Control

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Compost, Manure and Flies

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Main Insect Pest of Vegetables in Home Gardens

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Main Pests of Fruit in the Home Garden

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Pet Pests and their Control

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Rainbow Lorikeet Management Options

Information Sheet - Pest Note - Wasp ID

Myrtle Rust