European House Borer
European House Borer (EHB) Hylotrupes bajulus (Linnaeus), is a destructive pest of seasoned coniferous timber including pine, fir and spruce. If allowed to become established it could cause major structural damage to buildings.
Timbers commonly used for structural purposes in Australia, including radiata pine, have been shown to be susceptible to damage by EHB.
EHB most often infests roof timbers but is also known to infest architraves, door frames and timber articles such as pine furniture. Evidence of the pest can also be found in living trees with dried-out branch stubs and damaged branches and trunks, dead trees and logs. It only infests seasoned, untreated timber.
Accredited pest controllers
Pest controllers and EHB Inspectors are accredited by the Department of Health (Public Health). We publish a list of pest controllers who are accredited in the inspection and application of treatments for European House Borer.
Links and contacts
EHB Response (WA Government) 1800 084 881