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Learn how to identify different pests that affect New Zealand.


Identifying pest animals

If your suspected pest is land based and most likely mammalian, then take a look at our Pest Detective resource to help identify it.

Identifying pest insects

There are millions of insects worldwide, many native to NZ however some can devastate aspects of our native flora, fauna or taonga. This resource will help you identify some of them.

Identifying pest plants

Pest plants are one of the greatest threats to New Zealand’s parks, reserves, coasts, bush remnants, wetlands and alpine areas. Find out how to identify pest plants here.

Identifying and managing farm pests

AgPest™ is a free tool to assist New Zealand farmers and agricultural professionals in decision-making regarding weed and pest identification, biology, impact and management.