Interactive menu of measures

Click on a highlighted 'measure category' to see detailed information from our draft Menu of Measures resource.

Note that the resource is a working draft, which is currently being reviewed and updated in collaboration with biosecurity specialists.






Minimise exposure to pests when the commodity is vulnerable

Pest freedom or low pest prevalence
  • Area-wide
  • Registered site
Pest management
  • Agrochemicals
  • Attract and kill
  • Biological control
  • Hygiene
  • Sanitation
  • Other pest management tools
  • Integrated Pest and Disease Management
Pest avoidance
  • Restricted to poor pest habitat
  • Limit seasonal overlap
  • Limit exposure time to pest
  • Isolation from hot spots
  • Habitat manipulation
Pest exclusion
  • Protected facilities Safeguarding
  • Protected units
  • Segregation
  • Maintain buffer zone
  • Pest-free inputs

Reduce establishment risks

Limit propagule pressure
  • Trade volume
  • Consignment and packaging size
  • Prevent escapes
Limit export destinations or use
  • Restricted to poor pest habitat
  • Poor time of year
  • Restricted end-use

Minimise vulnerability of the commodity to infestation

Poor host or carrier

Poor host or carrier status ; Poor developmental stage; Quality specifications; Modify vulnerability; Prohibit parts of commodity

Reduce infestation rates

Reduce pests in consignment
  • Treatment (to kill or inactivate the pest): heat, cold, drying, irradiation, agrochemicals, high pressure, cold + MA; combination kill treatment; Other
  • Physical disturbance and processing
  • Surface cleaning
  • Remove contaminants
Remove infested commodity units
  • Symptom grading
  • Risk profiling
Remove infested consignment
  • Inspect product and reject
  • Quarantine and reject