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Pest and Rodent Control

Rats

Residents are entitled to 4 lots of free rat bait per year which is available from the City's Administration Centre. Information pamphlets and advice from Environmental Health Officers is also available on request. For information regarding rats, please refer to the Rodent information Sheet.

Bees

If bees or an active bee hive is found on private property and you wish to have them removed, please contact a registered pest control operator or Bee Swarm collector (numbers are available in the Yellow Pages, see Pest Control and/or Beekeepers). Bees are an important part of the natural environment however if an active bee hive on City land is presenting a risk please contact the City’s Parks Department for further information.

Wasps

Paper Wasps
Most wasps are Paper Wasps. Paper wasps are larger than a bee with a bright yellow and black (or yellow, orange and black) long, thin body. Paper wasps fly with their back legs hanging down and often hover.

Nests can be easily removed by spraying them thoroughly after dark with household insect spray. Then after a few minutes, scrape the nest into a plastic bag, tie it up and put in to the rubbish bin. Nests left unremoved will produce more queens to start nests the following spring.

European Wasps
European wasps are rare. They are black and yellow with thick black antennae and hold their legs close to body during flight and they fly very quickly and tend not to hover. If nests are found, contact the Department of Argiculture and Food on 9368 3333. Do not attempt to treat the nest yourself.

Other Household Pests

To identify household pests and to find out how to control them, please refer to the Department of Agriculture and Food website.

 

Feral Animal Observation Program

The Western Suburbs Regional Organisation of Councils (WESROC) along with the Cities of Stirling and Fremantle, and the Town of Cambridge, are undertaking a combined approach to feral animal control.

Feral animals of concern throughout the metropolitan area include European red foxes, European wild rabbits and feral cats. Since European settlement, Australia’s unique flora and fauna have suffered from introduced diseases carried by feral animals along with competition from these animals for habitat, food and shelter.  This has caused extinction and decline in the populations of our native flora and fauna.

The feral animal control program will focus on feral rabbits and foxes.  Once the Cat Act 2011 is in force in November, the City will include feral cat control in the program.  The control program needs to focus on all feral animal species simultaneously so that the control of one species does not impact on other species.  For example if the program only focussed on the removal of rabbits it could lead to a rise in the fox population increasing their predation on our native animal populations. 

To assist with the effectiveness of the program community members are encouraged to report sightings to the City using the feral animal observation sheet below.   

 

 

Documents 
Feral Animal Observation Sheet
Pest and Rodent Control Fact Sheet - Rat Baiting

Documents

Feral Animal Observation Sheet

Pest and Rodent Control Fact Sheet - Rat Baiting