This page provides information about pests and weeds in the City of Stirling.
The City can provide assistance when pests such as vermin, flies, mosquitoes and European wasps are reported on public property.
Common pests in the City’s parks, reserves and beaches include rabbits, foxes and feral cats. The City conducts rabbit baiting and fox trapping each summer in an attempt to control population numbers and to reduce the impact on natural ecosystems.
Weed invasion threatens the biodiversity of our conservation reserves and affects the function, community use and amenity of our public spaces.
The City uses an integrated approach to weed and pest management. This means when chemical-free weed controls are not effective or feasible, the City selectively uses herbicides and pesticides.
Seasonal weed control using herbicide Glyphosate will be conducted from March 2019 to the end of September 2019 (weather permitting) as follows:
- Glyphosate will be applied in accordance with label directions and best practice from the Western Australian Department of Health to road kerbs, footpaths, public access ways and traffic islands throughout the City
- Application will cease in wet or windy conditions and nozzle protection shrouds will be used to minimise spray drift
- Weed spraying vehicles will have clear signage showing ‘Slow Moving Vehicle, Spraying in Progress’ and display the Contractor’s name.
Residents seeking exemption from glyphosate use on areas abutting their property can have their name and property address recorded on the non-spraying list, by contacting the City on (08) 9205 8555.
Weed and Pest Management Policy
After consultation with the community, a Policy and Plan have been developed outlining the City’s approach to weed and pest management and how residents, ratepayers and visitors will be notified when pesticides are applied.
To view the Weed and Pest Management Policy, please click here. To view the Pesticide Use Notification Plan, please click here.
The City is committed to pesticide reduction and responsible use and is now implementing a range of chemical free initiatives to manage weeds and pests. To learn more, view the Pesticide Reduction Fact Sheet, here.
City of Stirling weeds manual