Various diseases can damage native plants at all stages of growth. A description of some of the more important diseases is given here, together with general methods for control. Unfamiliar diseases should be reported to the Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS), as these diseases could cause significant problems for our primary industries … Borers are insects, which bore holes into native or exotic plants. A range of insects is involved, mostly beetles and their larvae. They live mainly in living, but generally weakened plants and in bad cases cause death. Groups of borers include beetles, wood moths, weevils and termites. Know the signs of emerging and existing pests and diseases to help protect Florida. These pages provide pest/disease information, photos, state/federal regulations and best management practices when available. Be vigilant, to prevent the introduction of harmful pests and diseases, report signs of disease or an unusual pest. * Exotic pests. Exotic plant, pests and diseases are either not present in Australia, or are present but not established and are under an official containment and/or eradication program. * Emerging pests. Emerging plant, pests and diseases are present in Queensland but their presence is being monitored. Many plants native to Colorado are used in residential and commercial landscapes, most notably our state tree, the Colorado blue spruce, and the quaking aspen. Plants native to a particular area are well adapted to those soil and climatic conditions. They also resist pest insects and diseases common in that area. ‘Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Plants‘ by David Jones, Rodger Elliot and Sandra Jones. Published by Reed New Holland 2015. Published by Reed New Holland 2015. ISBN 9781877069970, 260mmx 185mm paperback with … Diseases and insect pests can make a mess of a beautiful and well-maintained garden. Be vigilant and know the enemy to protect your plants.