Identifying pests

Each animal, insect and microorganism leaves clues behind as to who they are. Although it can be difficult to figure which pest is affecting you, here are some options for you to try out.



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This website provides an interactive guide to help New Zealanders identify the presence of pest animal species. See what clues to look for and how to match them to the culprits.

Visit Pest Detective to identify your pest animal.


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Do you have an insect pest affecting you but don’t know what it is? Have a look at Landcare Research’s web page ‘What is this Bug’? They provide step by step options to help you figure out what pest is bugging you.

Visit What is this Bug?