European house borer

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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 DPIRD works to contain the EHB pest within affected areas of Western Australia via surveillance and regulation.

European house borer flight season September to April

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.


For a description of where to look for EHB, what to look for and how to report signs of EHB using the free MyPestGuide reporting app, have a look at this useful guide.

Page last updated: Monday, 12 June 2023 - 2:49pm