European house borer

European house borer (EHB) Hylotrupes bajulus is a destructive pest of seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce. If allowed to become established it can cause major structural damage to buildings.

The European house borer team at DAFWA works to contain the EHB pest within affected areas of Western Australia via surveillance and regulation.

UPDATE: European house borer flight season September to March

Help us stop the spread of EHB during flight season by learning to spot the signs of EHB infestation on your property. Check out our interactive map to see if you live within a restricted movement zone.

Page last updated: Tuesday, 7 November 2017 - 10:58am