Find-A-Pest 4+

New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 2.7 • 9 Ratings
    • Free



Find-A-Pest provides users with simple options to report any potential pests including weeds, insects, fungi, animals, aquatic or terrestrial.
Find-A-Pest is your opportunity to participate in the Ko Tātou | This Is Us movement of all New Zealanders contributing to biosecurity.
It is an easy to use app with observations made simply taking a photo.
Factsheets in the app give information about identification, habitat and damage caused by pests.
Find-A-Pest is a non-profit, collaborative project between the Ministry for Primary Industry, Department of Conservation, all Regional Councils and primary industry organisations and is based at the University of Canterbury.

When you make an observation you will quickly get help from specialists at Find-A-Pest and via the iNaturalist NZ community. If your observation is considered to be a potential biosecurity threat then it may be forwarded to Biosecurity New Zealand who will, if necessary, contact you for more information if they feel it is necessary. Comments and identifications will appear directly in your activity page along with all of the observations you have logged to date.

What’s New

Version 3.0.4

Bug fixes for image not being uploaded to server for observation

Ratings and Reviews

2.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

tintinbiggles ,

Could not load data

Downloaded app but data would not load even after 10mins got to about 97% . Not hopeful to even see what’s in the app.

Woodsey64 ,


Can’t download the data. Gets to about 99% and doesn’t seem to finish. Hard to say it is any good if you can’t download it.

Annoyed1234kkd ,


Even an Angelfire website from the 1990's has more effort put into it than this app.

App Privacy

The developer, New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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