Foxes can cause damage to native flora and fauna, including the disappearance of native plants and animals, erosion and land degradation.
Council does not attempt to catch foxes.
Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), is a little fly insect about 3mm long, that accumulates around spoiled fruit.
It's well documented that South Australia is the only mainland Australian state without a permanent population of fruit fly. It is important that as a community we remain aware and vigilant in helping the state retain this current status.
A Fruit Fly Hotline has been established by the State Government. Anyone who finds fruit fly maggots in fruit should call the hotline on 1300 666 010.
Millipedes thrive in winter and breed in our gardens particularly under mulch, leaf litter and winter weeds and spend the hotter months under cover in these areas also.
Contact your local pest control supplier for treatment.
Rabbits compete with native flora and fauna for food and shelter, leading to the disappearance of many native plants and animals.
Council does not attempt to catch rabbits.
Council may be able to assist you with a rat baiting service to residential properties - please select this link to learn more.
You may encounter snakes in gardens, parks or reserves especially during the warmer months.
Council will remove snakes from Council property on request, please call us on ph: 08 8397 7444.
Residents should contact a private operator for snake removal from private properties.
Council does not treat spider infestation. Contact your local pest control supplier for treatment of spiders on private property.
Council will treat termites in trees which are on footpaths or parks and reserves near residential areas.
If you notice termites on Council land, please let us know. We will need details of the infestation, including location details and extent of the problem.
Council does not treat termites on private properties. Contact your local pest control supplier for treatment.
Council can assist with the removal of European Wasp nests - please select this link for more information on European Wasps.
Paper Wasps can be identified by the characteristic papery nests they construct. The nest consists of a single layer of exposed hexagonal cells which look like part of a honeycomb, attached by a small but strong stalk to the branch of a tree or shrub or under the eaves of a building. The nests usually grow to 10cm in diameter but will occasionally reach 15cm.
Paper wasps are unlikely to sting unless their nests are disturbed. When they are away from their nest the wasps are not aggressive. If the nest is left alone the wasps will not attack. A nest may only need to be destroyed if it is very close to where people walk or stand.
More information on paper wasps - CSIRO
A number of native wasp species build mud nests which they often attach to walls, rafters and under eaves. The wasps range in size from small to large, and are black and orange, or plain black.
More information on mud wasps - CSIRO