Feral animals and other pests

The Brisbane area suffers from quite a few introduced and native pest species.  Particularly problematic in our catchment are:

  • Feral Deer
  • Foxes
  • Cane Toads
  • Wild dogs
  • Feral Cats
  • Non-native fish - Tilapia

Other species which may become a problem include:
  • Red-Eared Slider Turtles
  • Common Myna Birds

And of course our old friends mosquitos, midges, ticks, and pest ants (particularly fire ants).

The Brisbane City Council provides detailed information on feral pests and what to do about them on its web page here.

Feral Deer

Recent changes to the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 have formally recognised the significant environmental and social.. Read more about Feral Deer

Fire Ants

It's important to identify and report any infestations of fire ants on your property. These ants are a serious threat to our environment and to ou.. Read more about Fire Ants

Ticks

Ticks can be bad in warm humid periods. Apart from the annoyance of itchy bites, some people are allergic to ticks, so it's worth knowing more ab.. Read more about Ticks

Tilapia

MCCG member Jim Pope took these photos of fish at the ‘swimming hole’ in the part of Moggill Creek that flows through parklands adjacent t.. Read more about Tilapia

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