The Regional Pest Management Plan 2020 – 2030 (RPMP) is used to actively manage pests throughout the region and aims to prevent new pests from becoming established and to minimise the impact of those invasive pests that are already here.

You can use the Pest portal below to help identify a pest and get guidance on what to do next. Alternatively, you can call 0800 ST0P PESTS (0800 786 773) to get further advice in choosing appropriate best practice control methods.




Exclusion pests are not currently known to be in our region or identified parts of the region.



Eradication pests are present in the region but limited in size or extent of infestation. 

Progressive containment

Progressive containment pests are established but it is possible to prevent them from spreading to other parts of the region.

sustained control

Sustained control

Sustained control pests are well established and so preventing their spread is no longer a realistic objective.


Advisory pests are established within the region but are not subject to rules within the RPMP.

Pest control guidelines

Effective pest control requires a good understanding of the target and the method being used.