New regulations imposed by other jurisdictions regarding the movement of EHB host material (which includes structural, pallets, packaging, furniture and timber) into other states/territories are in the process of being finalised. For the most up to date information regarding entry conditions and certification enquiries, please contact Quarantine Western Australia on 9334 1800 or e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
European House Borer (EHB) is a serious pest of untreated dry softwood, including pinewood. Without appropriate action, EHB has the potential to infest homes built with untreated pinewood structural timber.
As of January 2011, EHB has been found only in the Perth metropolitan area, with the exception of one find in Albany. EHB infestation has been discovered in one Perth home.
EHB was first detected in Western Australia in 2004. Following the discovery, immediate Government action was taken to determine the extent of EHB infestation, and to prevent further spread. The result has been a reduction in EHB populations in affected areas, and containment of the pest to defined Perth locations.
In 2011, education and awareness will continue to ensure that all Western Australians know how to identify EHB, and take appropriate precautions against infestation.
Community and industry self-management, as is undertaken with other pests in Western Australia, will play an important role in containing EHB, and reducing its potential to infest Western Australian homes.
Report any suspected EHB sightings to the free call Hotline on 1800 084 881.
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Call 1800 084 881 to report suspected EHB sightings